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Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire. We also invite you to contact Mr. Brian Brown, Artist-Teacher of Tuba, for guidance in selecting repertoire and to inquire about scheduling a free sample lesson prior to your audition.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-


All major scales, one octave.  The following scales to be played two octaves:  F, G, A-flat, B-flat Major B-flat and F Chromatic scales, two octaves, slurred.  All scales played with a steady tempo and consistent rhythm.


Two contrasting etudes from any of the following:

Blazhevich: 70 Studies for Bb Tuba

Bordogni: Complete Vocalizes for tuba, Edited by Wesley Jacobs.

Grigoriev: 78 Studies for Tuba

Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies

Tyrell: Advance Studies for Bb Tuba


Saloti: A Stylized Suite, the 2021 All-State/Region audition solo
Alternatively: a tuba solo of the candidate’s choice.

Candidates may be asked to play a piece at sight.

*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Hickeys Music

If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact Mr. Brian Brown