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Tuba/Euphonium Audition Requirements

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For New Tuba or Euphonium Students

In order to complete your acceptance into the CWU Department of Music program, you must audition for the music faculty. This gives us an opportunity to hear the level you have achieved in your musical skills and it gives you the opportunity to discuss your development with collegiate instructors.

For your audition we recommend the following:

  1. Select music which best displays your performance level.
  2. We strongly recommend you prepare your audition material under the supervision of your private teacher and/or music director.


  1. Any two contrasting etudes from standard etude books, e.g., Bordogni, Tyrell, Blazevich, Kopprasch)
  2. A solo that demonstrates the student's highest level of technical and musical achievement. 

Audition Registration

Before you can audition you must register for an audition time. Please use the online audition form found on our Audition Information Page. You should also consider submitting recommendation forms, also found on that page.

Large Ensemble Audition Requirements
For New and Returning Tuba or Euphonium Students wishing to play in a large ensemble

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band auditions take place during the first week of each new quarter. Fall auditions have specific materials for all who intend to play in a large ensemble. Auditions for Winter and/or Spring will be announced as needed. For specific tuba or euphonium excerpts, please visit our Audition Excerpts page.

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Audition Requirements
For all Tuba and Euphonium Students

Contact the music office for more information about auditioning for the Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.

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