Notice Board

EUPHONIUM VACANCY - UNITED STATES NAVY FLEET BANDS 
Virtual Euphonium Audition

Prescreen packages due to NavyMusicAuditions@navy.mil by 11.59 EDT on April 16, 2021
Virtual auditions to be held the week of April 26-30.

Solo Repertoire for prescreening: 
Cosma, Euphonium Concerto, Mvt. I - Allegro Assai 

Excerpts to be included on virtual audition:
Sousa, Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Alford, The Purple Carnival
Holst, First Suite in Eb for Military Band, MVT. I - Chaconne
Makris, Aegean Festival Overture
Berlioz, The Roman Carnival Overture
Williams, The Cowboys
Grainger, Colonial Song

Follow this link for the Audition Packet and more information.

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JURIES SPRING 2021

Video submission deadline: 11.59pm Friday April 23rd 
Repertoire should not exceed 8 minutes. Unaccompanied compositions and works with electronic / pre-recorded accompaniment are permitted. Should a work for euphonium and piano be selected, where possible, it should be recorded with its accompaniment. However, should this not be possible, it will not affect the grade given. 
Please submit your video as an unlisted YouTube link.

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SPRING 2021 DEPARTMENTAL SCHEDULE

January 19th
Patrick Abel
Max Dobson
Tanner Ellis
Jordan Drake 
Grant Jameson

January 26th
Scott McLain
Liam Gompf
Chris Martinez
Greg Stevens 
Brandon Hawkins

February 2nd
Juan Rangel
Jordan Meza
Hayden Drew
Loke Lovett
Blake Birmingham

February 9th - Guest Artist: Glenn Van Looy
Jason Becht
Tyler Wise
Thomas Gusewelle

February 16th
Cuyler Murata
Finley Muela 
Andrew Ragland
Stephanie Paultz 
Tommy Vo

March 2nd
Josh Ellis
Kevin Rodriguez
Alberto Sexton
Steven Ohakwe
Brad Halloran

March 9th - Guest Artist: Demondrae Thurman
Scott McLain
Max Dobson 
Brandon Hawkins ​​

March 16th
Patrick Abel
Tanner Ellis 
Greg Stevens 
Tyler Wise 
Grant Jameson

March 23rd
Juan Rangel
Liam Gompf
Chris Martinez
Hayden Drew
Thomas Gusewelle

March 30th
Jason Becht
Jordan Meza
Alberto Sexton 
Kevin Rodriguez
Stephanie Paultz 
Tommy Vo

April 6th - Guest Artist: John Caputo 
Loke Lovett
Jordan Drake
Blake Birmingham

April 13th 
Josh Ellis
Cuyler Murata
Andrew Ragland
Finley Muela
Steven Ohakwe
Brad Halloran

*Repertoire submissions are due the Wednesday before Departmental, and video submissions are due the Sunday before Departmental

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SPRING 2021 TUBA-EUPH ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS
Rehearsals: 
Wednesdays Room 232
Duration: 30 minutes maximum

6pm Ensembe: Mentor - Grant Jameson
Max Dobson (Sophomore)
Hayden Drew (Junior)
Scott McLain (Freshman)
Douglas Swayne (Junior)
Corrian Dearman (Sophomore)
Arturo Ortega (Freshman)

7pm Ensembe: Mentor - Blake Birmingham
Tyler Wise (Senior)
Tanner Ellis (Junior)
Liam Gompf (Sophomore)
Juan Rangel (Freshman)
Zachary Gilbertson (Senior)
Christopher Pedro Barreda (Freshman)

8pm Ensembe: Mentor - Tommy Vo
Ada Brooks (Master’s)
Kevin Rodriguez (Sophomore)
Patrick Abel (Freshman)
Christian Carter (Senior)
Matthew Velilla (Freshman)

9pm Ensembe: Mentor - Chris Martin
Brandon Hawkins (Master's)
Brad Halloran (Master’s)
Jeffrey Dale Ray (Senior)
Christian Garcia (Junior)
Raegan Adaire Dishman (Freshman)

Ensemble sizes have been capped at 6 brass players, plus a mentor. Please exercise social distancing at all times and ensure you are equipped with a mask, bell cover and puppy pad. 

Mentors will ensure the room is set-up with chairs and stands positioned correctly, 12 feet apart. Please ensure that you wipe down your performing area once you have finished your session.

IMPORTANT: If you are isolating or feel sick in any way, please do not attend. If you have COVID symtoms you should: 
1. Call the UNT COVID Hotline: 844-366-5892
2. Inform Professor Childs (david.childs2@unt.edu) and your mentor that you will not be in class. For further guidelines, visit: https://healthalerts.unt.edu/symptoms-monitoring#students

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SPRING 2021 COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES AND UPDATES

A few important items to note for the spring:

  • UNT's healthalerts.unt.edu website will continue to be updated as guidelines and information are updated.
  • It's important to continue wearing a mask, keep your social distance, avoid crowds and wash your hands often.
  • Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test before or as soon as possible after returning to campus. COVID-19 testing administered by WellHealth is available at the Union Circle Garage with no individual out-of-pocket cost. To register, visit gogettested.comand follow the “Book Now" link on the map's Denton location ("Denton – UNT Union Circle Garage – Texas Emergency Management”). Include the group code "UNT" to allow positive test results to be sent directly to UNT's COVID response team. Testing is offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, except for holidays.

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New Zealand International Brass Festival
Low Brass Competition (Online)

Application deadline: 5th January, 2021
Video submission deadline: 5th January, 2021
Competition result will be announced on the 28th of January, 2021

Euphonium Solo Repertoire:

Young Artist (Born after/on Jan.1.2001)

  1. Euphonium Fantasy - Fraser
  2. One solo piece of candidate's own choice, no less than 5 minutes

Professional (Born before Jan.1.2001)

  1. The Green Hill - Appermont
  2. One solo piece of candidate's own choice, no less than 8 minutes

Follow this link for more information and guidelines.

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United States Army Band Tuba - Euphonium Workshop
2021 Euphonium Mock Band Audition

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2020
Recording format: individual WAV or MP3 file 

Preliminary Recorded Excerpts:

  1. Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture
  2. Souza, Stars and Stripes Forever
    Play beginning to Trio. Take 2nd endings. No repeats. 
  3. Schoenberg, Theme and Variations
  4. Shostakovich, Festive Overture 

Follow this link for the Excerpt Packet and more information.

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Technical (Scales) Assessment

All euphonium students are required to take a technical examination this semester. The assessment will take place during the week of September 28th during your scheduled lesson and will be examined by your instructor.

Material for the assessment will be decided by your instructor and will include two contrasting studies, sight-reading, scales, arpeggios, and in some case, dominant 7ths and diminished 7ths.

In addition, you're required to learn the following melody from memory: Abide with Me - you can download the sheet music below. Your instructor may also require you to play this in a variety of different keys.

*Assessment content is at the discretion of your instructor and may vary.

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Euphonium Vacancy - United States Navy Fleet Bands
Virtual Euphonium Audition

Prescreen packages due: Oct. 2, 2020
Audition: Virtually By Appointment
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.

Solo Repertoire: 
Cosma, Euphonium , Mvt. I - Allegro Assai 

Excerpts:
Sousa, Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Alford, The Purple Carnival
Holst, First Suite in Eb for Military Band, MVT. I - Chaconne Makris, 
Makris, Aegean Festival Overture
Berlioz, The Roman Carnival Overture
Williams, The Cowboys
Granger, Colonial Song

Follow this link for the Audition Packet and more information.

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Fall 2020 Departmental Performance Schedule

Departmentals provide an opportunity for you to perform to your peers, enhance critical listening skills and musically develop in a group environment. These instructor led classes will take place every Tuesday 12:00 – 13:00 in the virtual Euphonium Studio.

All students are required to video-record two solo performances to be broadcast to the class during the semester. Please check the schedule [PDF download below] to find out when you will be featured.

Please also note your Repertoire submission date - the deadline for your repertoire choice (including full title, composition year, composer / arranger name and dates) to be emailed to Professor Childs and Tommy Vo.

Please also note your Video submission date - the deadline for your video performance link to be emailed to Professor Childs. This link should navigate to an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo video published on your own channel for ease of download.

Video performances can be presented as solo only or with accompaniment, but generally, chosen repertoire should not exceed 7 minutes.