Tuba Artist Information

Application Process | Problems | Music Requirements | Awards

Because the basic details of the competition are the same for all four divisions - Euphonium Artist, Tuba Artist, Euphonium Student, Tuba Student - all that information is contained on the Competition Overview page. These are the topics included in the Overview:

 • Eligibility   • Application Fees
 • Competition Process  • Cancellation & Refund Policy
 • NEW for 2017  • Competitor Responsibilities
 • Frequently Asked Questions  • Notifications
 • Recordings  

 The information below is specifically for Tuba Artist applicants.  

Application process

The registration site is hosted and supported by International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA), programmed by Jason Smith. This cooperation is most appreciated by the Falcone Festival Board.

For detailed information see Competition Process on the Overview page. You will need to have these things ready when you apply:
   1. Your one audio file of the correct type and size
   2. A credit card for payment. If you do not have a credit card, you will need to contact Sue Topping at toppingsm@aol.com

Remember the deadline of midnight, March 31, 2017 (EDT). This is the same time zone as the US East Coast.

Applications
are closed

Problems?

  • For music questions contact Ben Miles, music coordinator, at milestba@gmail.com
  • For application/recording issues contact Jane Goodrich, preliminary round application coordinator, at goodric7@msu.edu
  • If a credit card is not available, contact Sue Topping, treasurer, at toppingsm@aol.com

Music Requirements for 2017 Festival

All music is available at Hickey's Music Online-Tuba Artist Music

Semi-finalists MUST bring all semi-final and final round piano scores to the competition.
Artists whose final round is with the band do not need to bring piano scores.

Preliminary Round (recorded with piano accompaniment)

Capriccio for Tuba and Piano – Rodney Newton (Winwood Music)

Semi-Final Round (unaccompanied)
NOTE:
Either piece may be played first

The Grumpy Troll – Mike Forbes (Editions BIM)
  (Version for either Eb or F tuba)
  NOTE: All competitors MUST OMIT multiphonics in measure 46
      – AND –
Advanced Etudes for Bass Trombone – Tommy Pederson (Alfred)
  Number 1

Semi-Final Round (accompanied)

Sonata in F Major – Telemann trans. by Ken Drobnak (Cimarron Music)
  Complete work

Final Round (with band)

Concerto for Bass Tuba – Robert Jager (Hal Leonard)
  Complete work

Tuba Artist Awards

1st Prize - $2,500 (USD) - Leonard Falcone Tribute

2nd Prize - $1,200 (USD) - Richard Sitts Tribute

3rd Prize - $750 (USD) - William and Doris Kooyer

 

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2017 FESTIVAL DEADLINES
March 31...Application Deadline
May 1...Semi-Finalists Notified
August 11-14...Festival Competition 

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