Solo Tuba – Artist Division

This is a competition for tuba soloists who do not have a full-time position as a performer or teacher. 

Submit your entry in:

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:

January 1, 2023

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

June 3, 2023


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 the competition event, for example, ITEC. The competitors must never have held a full-time professional position as a musician on any instrument.


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


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.


Prize amounts will be announced in early 2023.

Announcement of Winners

Winner will be announced at ITEC 2023


Dr. Jeff Baker, chair

Rounds and repertoire

1 Recorded preliminary round
Required repertoire:
  • Concerto for Tuba or Bass Trombone, mvt. I ONLY - Eric Ewazen (Southern Music Company)
2 Second round

Chose ONE of the two unaccompanied pieces.

Required repertoire:
  • Music for Two Big Instruments - Alex Shapiro (Activist Music)
Chosen repertoire:
  • Unaccompanied: Naked Tuba - Anne McGinty (McGinty Music)
  • Unaccompanied: A Bachs of Suites vol. I, etude No. 10 "Chaconne" ONLY - Robert Denham, ed. Jeff Baker (IMBrassworks)
3 Final round
Required repertoire:
  • Ursa - Libby Larsen (Libby Larsen Publishing)
Registrations are now open. You can submit entries until January 1, 2023 11:59 PM
must be member through: June 3, 2023

You need to be signed in and a paying ITEA member before you can submit. Sign in here, or join here.