Tuba Student 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  

Information below is specifically for Tuba Student 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. Your proof of age of the correct type and size
   3. 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.

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  • 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 Student Music

Semi-finalists MUST bring all semi-final and final round piano scores to the competition.

Preliminary Round (recorded with piano accompaniment)

Introduction and Dance – J. Ed. Barat/Smith (Southern Music)
      – AND –
Studies in Legato for Bass Trombone and Tuba – Reginald H. Fink (Carl Fischer)
  Number 11

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

Stuff – James Grant (Potenza)
      – AND –
Low Etudes for Tuba – Phil Snedecor (Alphonse Leduc)
  Number 4

Semi-Final Round (accompanied)

Dans Profundo – Ray Strobel (Cimarron Music)

Final Round (with piano)

Sonata for Tuba – Walter S. Hartley (Tenuto Publications)
  Complete Work

Tuba Student Awards

1st Prize - $1,200 (USD) - Falcone Festival Prize

2nd Prize - $700 (USD) - Ed Livingston Tribute Foundation

3rd Prize - $500 (USD) - Sponsored by Two Special Falcone Friends

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

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