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Music Education, Composition, Theory, and History and Literature Majors; Bachelor of Arts and Minors 

One solo selection and two etude selections or equivalent (selections should be contrasting in nature).

  • Etudes
    • Kopprasch, 60 Etudes
    • Grigoriev Etudes
    • Tyrrell, Advanced Studies
    • Bordogni, Bel Canto Studies
  • Solo
    • All-State Solo
    • Bach/Bell, Air and Bourree
    • Marcello, Sonata in F minor for tuba and piano arranged by Don Little
    • Walter Hartley, Suite for Unacommpanied Tuba

Applied Music Major

One solo selection and two etude selections (contrasting in nature).

  • Etudes
    • Kopprasch, 60 Etudes
    • Grigoriev Etudes
    • Tyrrell, Advanced Studies
    • Bordogni, Bel Canto Studies
    • Gally, Studies for tuba
  • Solos
    • All-State Solo
    • Vaughan Williams, Concerto for Bass Tuba in F minor, 1st movement
    • Edward Gregson, Concerto for Tuba, 1st movement
    • Hartley, Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba
    • Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Bass Tuba and Piano

Merit and Honors 

Two contrasting selections from solo and etude literature. Any solo or etude you have worked on in the past is acceptable. 


  • Chose one Bordogni melodic study.
  • One Kopprasch technical etude- either #11,#17 or #40
  • Snedecor, Low Etudes for tuba #4
  • Vaughn Williams Concerto --1st and 2nd movements and the cadenza from the Hindemith Sonata 
  • Persichetti Serenade #12 for solo tuba
  • Wagner "Meistersinger" Overture 
  • Prokofiev, Symphony No 5 
  • Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel

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Tuba Audition Repertoire
  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578