Euphonium Audition information for Eastern Michigan University - Dr. Phillip Bloomer

Your Audition Will Consist of the Following:

1. Major Scales in all 12 keys (two octaves when possible).

2. Prepared Solos and/or Etudes - two contrasting works (one lyrical and one technical) or two contrasting movements within one work (required). See below for examples of solo works appropriate for audition

3. Sight-reading.

4. Brief Interview/Question and Answer Session.

If a work you would like to perform is not on the list or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Bloomer at

It is important that you play something that YOU play well. Good Luck!

For graduate auditions, if you have questions, please contact Dr. Bloomer at


Euphonium Solo Suggestions:

Allegro Spiritoso- Jean Baptiste Senaille/Leonard Falcone

Andante et Allegro- J. E. Barat

Andante et Allegro- Ropartz 

Andante and Rondo- Antonio Capuzzi/Philip Catelinet

Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms- Simone Mantia/ David Werden

Carnival of Venice- Herbert L. Clarke/Arthur Brandenburg

Concertino Op. 4 (movement 1)-Ferdinand David

Concertino #1 in B flat Major-Julius Klengel/ Leonard Falcone

Concerto-Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

New England Reveries- Neal Corwell

Euphonium Concerto (movement 1)-Joseph Horovitz

Fantasia-Gordon Jacob

Fantasia di Concerto-Ed. Boccalari

Grand Concerto-Friedebald Grafe

Introduction and Dance-J. Ed. Barat/Glenn Smith

Morceau Symphonique, Op. 88- Alexandre Guilmant/E. Falaguerra

Pantomime- Phillip Sparke

Rhapsody for Euphonium-James Curnow

Sonata in F major (two contrasting mvts)-Benedetto Marcello/Allen Ostrander

Sonata in F minor (two contrasting mvts)- Georg Philipp Telemann/Allen Ostrander

Suite for Baritone-Don Haddad

Symphonic Variants-James Curnow

The Bride of the Waves-Herbert L. Clarke


Euphonium Etude Suggestions (Optional):

(One technical and one lyrical etude can be selected from these method books)

Arban - Complete Method for Euphonium/Trombone/Trumpet

Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes Vol. 1

Kopprasch - 60 Studies

Tyrell - 40 Progressive Studies

Voxman - Selected Studies



Orchestral Excerpts (Optional):

Holst: The Planets - (Jupiter and Mars)

Mussorgsky/Ravel: - Pictures at an Exhibition - (Bydlo)