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Audition

Auditions now open for the 2019-20 academic year to study euphonium with Professor David Childs at the University of North Texas (UNT).
 

Audition Dates

Euphonium auditions will take place at UNT on February 2 and February 23, 2019. For a guaranteed live audition, applications must be received by Monday, December 3, 2018. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. 

While live auditions are preferred, high quality video auditions can be accepted if you are unable to audition in person. Follow the instructions on the College of Music application to submit your video audition. Applications must be complete on or before February 25, 2019.

Masters and DMA applicants should email collegeofmusic@unt.edu to inquire about deadlines outside of the normal admissions cycle.

Application Process

To apply for a euphonium audition at the College of Music, you must first apply to the University of Texas in order to receive a Student ID# and EUID. 

Undergraduate applicants can do this via ApplyTexas or The Common Application. Graduate applicants should apply through the Touluse Graduate School

After you apply and pay the application fee, the process to receive your Student ID# and EUID may take several weeks, but without these items you will not be able to complete your College of Music application. For more information visit UNT Admissions.

Once you have a Student ID# and EUID, complete the College of Music application through Acceptd. This is your application for audition, admission, and music merit scholarships.

Applicants invited for a live audition will be notified through email of their scheduled audition day/time. For more information visit the College of Music Admissions pages: Undergraduate study; Graduate study; International applicants.

The Audition

In addition to an interview with Professor Childs, prospective students will be required to demonstrate their ability through the following requirements:

Undergraduate Performance Major: Arban's Grand Study No.1; all major scales; one of the following set works: Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique; Barat’s Andante et Allegro; Capuzzi’s Andante and Rondo; Bellstedt’s Napoli; Pryor’s Blue Bells of Scotland. In some cases, the set work may be replaced with a work of comparable level and quality with prior approval from Professor Childs.

Undergraduate Concentration (Education, Theory, Composition, B.A. majors): An etude of your choice from Rochut’s Melodious Etudes (Book 1); all major scales; either Galliard’s Sonata No.1, Hutchinson’s Sonatina, or a work of comparable level and quality to be approved in advance by Professor Childs.

Master's Level: Either Jacob’s Fantasia, Picchi’s Fantasie Originale, Horovitz’ Concerto, or Boccalari’s Fantasia di Concerto, in addition to the following excerpts: Bydlo from Ravel’s orchestral setting of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

Doctoral Level: Either Ponchielli’s Concerto, Bourgeois’ Concerto (Op. 114), Cosma’s Concerto or Curnow’s Symphonic Variants, in addition to the the following excerpts: Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, Holst's Planets (Mars and Jupiter), Bydlo from Ravel’s orchestral setting of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Schönberg’s Theme and Variations, Makris’ Aegean Festival and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

Questions

Should you have any queries regarding the admissions process or the scheduling of auditions, please direct them to collegeofmusic@unt.edu in the first instance.

For specific questions relating to audition repertoire/requirements, email david.childs2@unt.edu. Good luck!