2023 EDITION

Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Tuba Competition

The Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Tuba Competition gives tuba students the opportunity to show their skills in the orchestral repertoire. The repertoire and setup is like a regular audition.

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Category: Competition, Live
Related instrument(s): Tuba
Registration fee:

$85 USD

Discounted fee before December 17, 2022:

$75 USD

Application open from:

November 14, 2022

Application deadline:

December 31, 2022

To submit, you must be a paying ITEA member through:

June 3, 2023

Eligibility

All competitors must be ITEA members at the time of the live rounds (semifinals and finals) of the competition. Finalists and semi-finalists must be registered and present at ITEC. The competitors must never have held a full-time professional position as a musician on any instrument.

Criteria

The jury is looking for excellent performances of high musical and technical standards. 

Information

There will be two deadlines for competition submissions: Before and after the “early bird” deadline. See date and fee details.
Contestants who wish to enter more than one competition must submit a separate application, fee, and recording for each competition. If any competition does not receive enough entries to be a viable competition, the competition will be canceled and all fees will be refunded.

All of the competitions with live rounds require a recorded preliminary audition. These recordings must be electronically submitted as one (1) MP3 file not to exceed 15MB, along with an electronic application. See repertoire requirements for each round. All preliminary round recordings must include accompaniment where applicable. Recordings should be unedited and include only required music with no speaking. Multiple work/movement and multiple excerpt submissions should be contained on one (1) MP3 format file only in the order specified for submission. All identifying information must be removed from the file (i.e. no names of individuals, schools or teachers in the file title or in the metadata). All recordings will be presented to judges anonymously. Any failure to follow these guidelines may result in immediate disqualification.

Adjudication panels for each competition category will feature prominent performers, scholars, and educators in the relevant field. For recorded rounds and online competitions, panels will include international musicians. For live rounds, panels will be limited to musicians able to attend ITEC. 

Rules

Finalists and semi-finalists must be registered and present at ITEC 2023 to be held Monday, May 29 – June 3, 2023 at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Winners of the online competitions and competitors that are chosen to perform as semifinalists/finalists in live rounds will be notified after February 1, 2023, and they will have approximately two weeks to accept their invitation to ITEC. All competitors who accept their invitation will pay a reduced registration fee for ITEC.

Prizes

Prize amounts will be announced in early 2023.

Coordinators:

Dr. Benjamin Ordaz, chair

Rounds and repertoire

1 Recorded preliminary round

Excerpts need to be recorded in the order listed below and combined in a single audio file. Excerpts may be recorded separately, but may not be edited (other than combining the excerpt recordings into the single file for submission).

Download Arnold Jacobs Mock Audition Excerpts ITEC 23

Required repertoire:
  • 1. Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger, mm. 158-188
  • 2. Prokofiev: Symphony #5, 1st movement, rehearsal 3 – rehearsal 6
  • 3. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, pickup to 8 measures before [11] to [12]
  • 4. Mahler: Symphony #1, 3rd movement, 4 measures before [3] to [4]
  • 5. Revueltas: Sensemayá, [2] to [11]
2 Second round
All excerpts from the recorded preliminary round, plus the excerpts below. Sightreading may also be required.
Required repertoire:
  • Higdon: Tuba Concerto, 1st movement
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 1st tuba part, movement V: [84] to end
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March, [20] to end
  • Bruckner: Symphony #7, 4th movement, [P] to [S]
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris, 6 measures before [68] to [68]
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, 2nd movement (Turandot), 5th measure of [L] to 2nd measure of [P]
  • Holst: Planets, Jupiter, 4 measures after [11] to [12]
  • Mahler: Symphony #5, 3rd movement, 13 measures before [16] to [17]
  • Marsalis: All Rise, 6th movement, mm. 44-73
  • Respighi: Fountains of Rome, pickup to [11] to 1st measure of [14]
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, 2 before [58] to 2 before [59], 1 after [62] to 1 after [65]
  • Stravinsky: Petroushka (1911), [189] to 1 before [191]
  • Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino, 3 measures before [D] to 4 measures after [E]
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold, Act I, Scene III – Lento e sostenuto to Vivace
3 Final round
All excerpts from the recorded preliminary round, plus the excerpts below. Sightreading may also be required.
Required repertoire:
  • Higdon: Tuba Concerto, 1st movement
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 1st tuba part, movement V: [84] to end
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March, [20] to end
  • Bruckner: Symphony #7, 4th movement, [P] to [S]
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris, 6 measures before [68] to [68]
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, 2nd movement (Turandot), 5th measure of [L] to 2nd measure of [P]
  • Holst: Planets, Jupiter, 4 measures after [11] to [12]
  • Mahler: Symphony #5, 3rd movement, 13 measures before [16] to [17]
  • Marsalis: All Rise, 6th movement, mm. 44-73
  • Respighi: Fountains of Rome, pickup to [11] to 1st measure of [14]
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, 2 before [58] to 2 before [59], 1 after [62] to 1 after [65]
  • Stravinsky: Petroushka (1911), [189] to 1 before [191]
  • Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino, 3 measures before [D] to 4 measures after [E]
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold, Act I, Scene III – Lento e sostenuto to Vivace
Registrations are now open. You can submit entries until December 31, 2022 11:59 PM
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must be member through: June 3, 2023

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