I level Diploma Tuba

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I level Diploma TUBA



Test 1 checks instrument skills and candidate’s music experience. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.

Test 1
1) Performance of at least three music piece chosen by the candidate and selected from:
– V. Blazhevich, 70 studi per tuba vol. 1 e 2 (nn. 8-24-27-30-34-39-41-44-46)
– H. W. Tyrrell, Advanced studies for Bb Bass (nn. 6-10-13-21-30-34-38-39-40)
– C. Kopprasch, 60 studi per tuba (nn. 3-11-14-18-23-35-42-44-45)
2) At least 15 minutes performance of one or more pieces (single movements too) chosen by the candidate and selected from the essential repertoire for tuba and piano, tuba and orchestra (piano reduction) or tuba solo within the following collections or within others of equal or superior difficulty level: J. Segers, Three pieces – D. Haddad, Suite for tuba – E. Sabbatani, Variazioni sul tema Greensleaves – B. Krol, Recitativo e burla – H. Tomasi, Etre ou ne pas etre – J. Pauer, Tubonetta – K.H. Koper, Tuba tabu – V. Blazhevich, Concerto n. 7 – V. Hoza, Mosaik.
In case of multiple pieces one of them may be for instrument solo. 
3) Sight-reading of a short piece chosen by the commission.
4) Performance of two orchestra pieces excerpt chosen by the candidate within the following:
R. Wagner, Die Walkure – E. Berlioz, Marcia ungherese – G. Mahler, Simphony n. 1 and Simphony n. 2 – A. Bruckner, Simphony n. 7 – S. Revueltas, Sensemaya – R. Strauss, Till eunlenspiegels.
The commission reserves the right to interrupt the audition at any moment.

Test 2
1) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the treble clef. Difficulty level: complex rhythmics appropriate to the instrumental or vocal repertoire up until the 1900s.
2) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the seven clefs. Medium difficulty
3) Sight-singing of a melodic solfège. Short modulations and transposition (one note up or down).
4) Music dictation of a short melody with accidentals.
5) General music theory questions.

N.B. candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with one of the following:


Motivational interview.