Audition Information and Requirements

Auditioning for Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on some in-person activities, auditions for the tuba/euphonium studio will be submitted directly to Dr. Tropman via recording. Please contact him directly to make arrangements. Auditions must be submitted prior to March 1, 2021 for scholarship consideration.

Please see below for details on undergraduate ang graduate audition processes.

Please visit the School of Music Website Audition Page for detailed information on the application and audition process. From the audition page, navigate accordingly if you are a graduate or undergraduate applicant.

Applicants must apply and be accepted both to the University and to the School of Music.

It is a good idea to complete the University application as soon as possible to determine acceptance status and any financial aid offer from the University.

Fine Arts scholarships are separate and cannot be recommended until University acceptance has been confirmed.


Your recorded audition must be an unedited audio and video submission submitted to a link which Dr. Tropman will provide, with a length of 10-15 minutes in length (undergraduate) or 15-20 minutes in length (graduate).

Please contact Dr. Tropman if you wish to discuss repertoire choice. Your selected repertoire should demonstrate the full breadth of your technical and musical capabilities.

For undergraduates from the State of Arizona, do not use the AMEA etudes. Other etudes and solos are acceptable. For graduates, 1-2 significant works for the instrument (full works or movements are acceptable) or transcriptions are acceptable.

At least one work should be originally composed for euphonium or tuba. Please also include 1-2 standard orchestral or band excerpts. Tubists who play both bass and contrabass tuba should submit recordings on both instruments.