2023 EDITION

Mock Band Audition – Tuba

The Mock Band Audition Tuba gives students the opportunity to show their skills in the wind band 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.

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:

Jan Duga, 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). Be sure to record all bracketed passages.

Download Tuba Mock Band Excerpts

Required repertoire:
  • 1. Tyrell Advanced Studies for BBb Bass, No. 31 at q=96: start at the bracket halfway down the page and play to the end of the page
  • 2. Third Symphony (Barnes, Southern Music) Mvt. I: pick-up to Sq 1 thru 4 bars after Sq 3 and Mvt. IV: 3 bars before Sq 116 through downbeat of Sq 117
  • 3. Celebration Overture (Creston, Shawnee Press) Tuba 1 part: play 4 bars after Allegro giusto thru downbeat of 180.
  • 4. Hope (Gates, C. Alan Publications): play pick-ups to bar after Sq 136 to Sq 146 and play pick-ups to 3 bars after Sq 162 thru 2 bars after Sq 168 and Sq 195 (dotted q=128) to thedownbeat of Sq 212.
  • 5. Emblem of Freedom March (King, R.F. Seitz): play bracketed section in 3rd line and 2nd line of the Trio thru downbeat at end of the bracket (no repeat)
2 Second round
Note: sightreading may be required for the live rounds
Required repertoire:
  • Tyrell Advanced Etudes, No. 31, at quarter = 96bpm: start at the bracket halfway down the page and play to the end of the page
  • Third Symphony (Barnes, Southern Music) Mvt. I: pick-up to Sq 1 thru 4 bars after Sq 3 and Mvt. IV: 3 bars before Sq 116 through downbeat of Sq 117
  • A Movement for Rosa (Camphouse, TRN Publishing): begin at Sq 127, play thru downbeat one bar before Sq 141
  • Celebration Overture (Creston, Shawnee Press) Tuba 1 part: play 4 bars after Allegro giusto thru downbeat of 180.
  • Hope (Gates, C. Alan Publications): play pick-ups to bar after Sq 136 to Sq 146 and play pick-ups to 3 bars after Sq 162 thru 2 bars after Sq 168 and Sq 195 (dotted qrt = 128) to downbeat of Sq 212.
  • Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger, Ludwig Music) Mvt. 3: play eighth note pick-up to Sq 51 thru 2 bars after Sq 83, bottom octave
  • Emblem of Freedom March (King, R.F. Seitz): play bracketed section in 3rd line and 2nd line of the Trio thru downbeat at end of the bracket (no repeat)
  • In Storm and Sunshine March (Heed, The Fillmore Brothers Co): play first line, bottom octave and play pick-ups to the repeated section, take the 2nd ending (no repeat) to the end of the bracket
  • J’ai été au bal (Grantham, Piquant Press): play entire excerpt
3 Final round
Note: sightreading may be required for the live rounds
Required repertoire:
  • Tyrell Advanced Etudes, No. 31, at quarter = 96bpm: start at the bracket halfway down the page and play to the end of the page
  • Third Symphony (Barnes, Southern Music) Mvt. I: pick-up to Sq 1 thru 4 bars after Sq 3 and Mvt. IV: 3 bars before Sq 116 through downbeat of Sq 117
  • A Movement for Rosa (Camphouse, TRN Publishing): begin at Sq 127, play thru downbeat one bar before Sq 141
  • Celebration Overture (Creston, Shawnee Press) Tuba 1 part: play 4 bars after Allegro giusto thru downbeat of 180.
  • Hope (Gates, C. Alan Publications): play pick-ups to bar after Sq 136 to Sq 146 and play pick-ups to 3 bars after Sq 162 thru 2 bars after Sq 168 and Sq 195 (dotted qrt = 128) to downbeat of Sq 212.
  • Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger, Ludwig Music) Mvt. 3: play eighth note pick-up to Sq 51 thru 2 bars after Sq 83, bottom octave
  • Emblem of Freedom March (King, R.F. Seitz): play bracketed section in 3rd line and 2nd line of the Trio thru downbeat at end of the bracket (no repeat)
  • In Storm and Sunshine March (Heed, The Fillmore Brothers Co): play first line, bottom octave and play pick-ups to the repeated section, take the 2nd ending (no repeat) to the end of the bracket
  • J’ai été au bal (Grantham, Piquant Press): play entire excerpt
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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