Auditions now open for the 2020-21 academic year to study euphonium with Professor David Childs at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Euphonium auditions will take place at UNT on January 25th and February 29th, 2019. For a guaranteed live audition, applications must be received by December 2, 2019. 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 24, 2019.
Masters and DMA applicants should email email@example.com to inquire about deadlines outside of the normal admissions cycle.
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.
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.
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.
Should you have any queries regarding the admissions process or the scheduling of auditions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
For specific questions relating to audition repertoire/requirements or a consultation lesson prior to your audition, email email@example.com. Good luck!