Welcome Prospective Students!

Included in this area is information regarding upcoming events, how to prepare yourself for an audition at UNT, degree information, and other information pertinent to potential studio members. Please contact Dr. David Childs for more information.

Join ITEA! All stduents in Childs' studio are members of the North Texas chapter of ITEA. The purpose of NT-ITEA is to promote the tuba and euphonium in the North Texas area. We accomplish this task through fundraisers, such as TubaValentines, guest artists, commissioning, and competitions. If you would like more information about joining ITEA and NT-ITEA, contact NT-ITEA President, Justin Weis.

Audition Recommendations

This and more information can be found at the UNT College of Music admissions page.

Undergraduate Concentration: (Education, Jazz, Theory, Composition, History Majors) Galliard - Sonata No.1; Hutchinson - Sonatina; Rochut - Melodious Etudes (any etude in book 1); any solo from the performance major list below; all major scales. Please note that the works listed are only suggested pieces. Standard works of comparable quality may be substituted with prior approval of the euphonium faculty.

Undergraduate Performance Major: (You are required to choose one solo from this list in addition to the Arban’s study. There is no memory requirement.) Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique; Barat - Andante et Allegro; Capuzzi/Catelinet - Andante and Rondo; Bellstedt - Napoli Variations; Pryor - Blue Bells of Scotland; Arban - Characteristic Study No. 1.

Graduate Euphonium: In addition to the admission requirements to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, all students must qualify by audition for acceptance into graduate performance programs in the College of Music. Both on campus auditions and off campus auditions are scheduled in January, February, and March of each year. A live audition is recommended for entering graduate performance students. Admission via audio or video recording may result in provisional acceptance into a graduate performance program and will require a live audition as a part of the jury at the conclusion of either the following fall or spring semester.

Admission will be based upon a successful performance of specific required audition repertoire. A maximum of two auditions attempts are permitted. Memorization is not required.

Graduate Brass Concentration Study: (Music Education, Theory, Composition, Conducting) Consult with appropriate applied music faculty for audition repertory and procedure.

Euphonium Master of Music: (select one solo and all excerpts)
Solos:Jacob - Fantasia; Picchi/Mantia - Fantasie Originale; Horovitz - Concerto: Boccalari - Fantasia di Concerto
Excerpts: Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever; Moussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition(Bydlo).

Euphonium Doctor of Musical Arts: (select one solo and all excerpts)
Solos:Ponchielli - Concerto; Bourgeois - Concerto, Op. 114; Cosma - Concerto: Curnow - Symphonic Variants
Excerpts: Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever; Moussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition (Bydlo); Schoenberg - Theme and Variations; Makris - Aegean Festival; Strauss - Ein Heldenleben; Holst - The Planets.