Students interested in pursuing undergraduate tuba/euphonium studies at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music must audition for acceptance into the music program. Auditions can be arranged by contacting Dr. Richard Perry to schedule an audition in person on campus. Although live auditions are preferred, audio or videotaped auditions are acceptable if travel distance is prohibitive.
Undergraduate auditions typically consist of two contrasting solos/etudes from the standard répertoire and a short selection of sight-reading. An accompanist is not needed for auditions.
Students interested in auditioning for scholarships should contact University Bands at 601.266.4990. Undergraduate students are encouraged to register at choose.usm.edu and also apply for financial aid at choose.usm.edu.
Graduate-level students interested in pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music Degrees at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music are eligible for graduate teaching assistantships, which waive all out-of-state and in-state tuition fees and pay a monthly stipend divided over a nine-month period. Assistantships are granted on a two-year basis and may be renewed for a third year by petition.
The tuba/euphonium studio graduate assistant typically teaches private lessons and assists with the USM Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.
Graduate tuba and euphonium players may also opt for assistantships in other areas, such as jazz, theory, music history, etc. Specific information about graduate assistantships (stipend amounts, academic requirements, etc.) should be directed to the admissions coordinator.
Graduate tuba and euphonium auditions can be arranged by contacting Dr. Perry to schedule an audition in person on campus. Although live auditions are preferred, audio or videotaped auditions are acceptable if travel distance is prohibitive. Graduate auditions typically consist of three or four contrasting solos from the standard tuba/euphonium répertoire, and should show the applicant’s ability to perform the more advanced répertoire. An accompanist is not needed for auditions.