Euphonium (Baritone) Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Audition Requirements for:

  1. One complete, multi-movement work (concerto, sonata, or suite) from any historical period (recommendations below).
  2. One lyrical or one technical etude (recommendations below).
  3. All Major and Harmonic Minor Scales, in one or two octaves at 76 bpm or faster (eighth-sixteenth pattern). Be able to demonstrate the upper and lower extremities of your range.

Recommended Solo Repertoire:

Barat: Andante and Allegro De Luca: Beautiful Colorado
Barat: Introduction and Dance Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique
Bellstedt: Napoli Variations Haddad: Suite for Baritone
Capuzzi/Catelinet: Andante & Rondo Marcello: Sonata in F Major
Clinard: Sonata for Unaccompanied Euphonium or Trombone Mozart: Concerto for Bassoon -K191 (any 2 movements)
Curnow: Rhapsody for Euphonium Other pieces may be allowed with prior approval

Etudes to be selected from:

Rochut/Bordogni: Melodius Etudes for Trombone/Euphonium (#1-15) Tyrell: 40 Progressive Studies for Trombone/Euphonium

Graduate Audition Requirements for:

Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. 2 contrasting solos (preferably demonstrating differing styles or historical periods; recommendations below).
  2. 3-5 standard Band/Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Excerpts (recommendations below).

Recommended Solo Repertoire:

Bach/(Yeo or Starker): Cello Suites Gillingham: Blue Lake Fantasies
Cosma: Euphonium Concerto Horovitz: Euphonium Concerto
Curnow: Symphonic Variants Jacob: Fantasia
Eccles: Sonata in G Minor for Trombone/Euphonium and Piano Sparke: Pantomime

Recommended Band/Wind Ensemble and Orchestral Excerpts:

Barber: Commando March Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry Mussorgsky/Ravel: Bydlo from Pictures at an Exhibition
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy Schoenberg: Theme and Variations
Holst: Mars and Jupiter from The Planets Strauss: Don Quixote
Holst: Military Suites Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
King: The Melody Shop Sullivan/Mackerras: Pineapple Poll

Message from the Music Admission Team

At Ithaca College, we value all voices and encourage you to bring your authentic self to your audition. Throughout your application and audition process, our Faculty and Admission Team will always seek potential over perfection, and look forward to discovering the unique perspectives and backgrounds you could bring to the School of Music community.

Our team strives to foster equitable and inclusive practices in our auditions, while identifying areas where additional attention is needed to affect change. Please visit this page to learn about the different audition options available this year, and do not hesitate to reach out to us at music@ithaca.edu with any questions.
-IC Music Admission Team
Bradley Whittemore and Felice Doynov


David Earll
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
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Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Earll.