Classical Music

Tuba / Euphonium

Specific admission criteria for Tuba

In addition to the general admission criteria, there are also specific instrumental requirements. During the audition, you will perform at least one étude and a recital piece, unless indicated otherwise. The pieces mentioned are merely examples. You can also opt for other works of a similar level.

Your performing skills will be tested on the basis of:

  • Major and minor scales and the accompanying arpeggiated triads;
  • Two études such as Kopprasch’ 60 Ausgewaehlte Etüden (published by Hofmeister), Blazhevich’s 70 Études (King)or Vasiliev’s 24 Melodious Études (King);
  • A solo piece such as Frackenpohl’s Concertino for Tuba, Parts 1 & 2.

Specific admission criteria for Tenor / bass tuba and euphonium

In addition to the general admission criteria, there are also specific vocal and instrumental requirements. During the audition, you will perform at least one étude (vocal piece) and a recital piece, unless indicated otherwise. The pieces mentioned are merely examples. You can also opt for other works of a similar level.

Your performing skills will be tested on the basis of:

  • Études such as Arban’s Tuba Euphonium and Duhem’s Part 1 & 2;
  • You can choose your own recital pieces.

NB: Important aspects include posture, breathing, attack, tone production and slurring. An alternative entrance requirement involves experience of another brass instrument. 

 Major lecturers

Bernard  BeniersBernard  Beniers

Bernard Beniers

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Joost  SmeetsJoost  Smeets

Joost Smeets

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