Audition

Auditions now open for the 2020-21 academic year to study euphonium with Professor David Childs at the University of North Texas (UNT).
 

Audition Dates

Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the UNT College of Music will hold all admission auditions and interviews for the 2021-22 academic year virtually. Live virtual Euphonium auditions will occur through Acceptd on January 30th and February 27th, 2021. 

To be considered for admission in the fall semester, preference will be given to applications received by Monday, December 7, 2020. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis depending on space availability. Applications and video auditions for Fall 2021 admission consideration must be complete on or before Monday, February 22, 2021

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 or a consultation lesson prior to your audition, email david.childs2@unt.edu. Good luck!