Tuba and Euphonium
The CSU tuba and euphonium studio is comprised of fantastic students eager to make music a part of their lives. Students learn the fundamentals of playing the tuba and euphonium, along with life-long lessons about being a professional musician. Whether the focus is on band, orchestra, music therapy, or music education, tuba and euphonium students will find the CSU tuba studio a welcoming and challenging environment.
Studio students have the opportunity to perform in chamber ensembles, University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Sinfonia, and Symphonic Band.
Undergraduate requirements (all degrees):
- One complete, multi-movement work (concerto, sonata, or suite) from any historical period.
- One lyrical, and one technical etude. Blazhevich, Rochut/Bordogni, Fink, Kopprasch, Snedecor, Tyrell, and Voxman etudes are highly recommended.
- All major and minor scales, in quarter notes, quarter = 120 minimum. Be able to demonstrate the upper and lower extremities of your range.
Graduate Audition Requirements:
- One lyrical etude
- One technical etude
- One baroque, classical, or romantic transcription
- One complete, major work (concerto, sonata, etc.) originally composed for the instrument
- Six orchestral/band excerpts as appropriate