When can I audition?
Dates can be found on the IUP Music Department website for prospective students.
What should I play on my audition?
You should prepare two solos or etudes that feature both lyrical and technical styles. When choosing repertoire, find solos or etudes that display your technical and musical abilities at an appropriate difficulty level. The IUP Music Department Audition Procedures can be found here.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Incoming students can earn scholarships for both academic and music achievement. Also, the Gary Bird Studio for Tuba and Euphonium has two studio-specific scholarships, the Jim Self Tuba Scholarship and the Gary and Kaye Bird Euphonium Scholarship. Both scholarships are awarded to outstanding continuing students (sophomore-senior level) for their musical achievement and service to the studio.
If I attend IUP do I need my own instrument?
It is not necessary for you buy an instrument before you begin attending IUP. However, you are encouraged to buy your own instrument as soon as is economically feasible. This is for a couple reasons. First of all, owning your own horn shows a level of commitment to your chosen profession. Secondly, while we do have school-owned instruments that are available to tuba and euphonium majors, we have a limited supply. Purchasing your own instrument will alleviate the demand for these school-owned instruments.
What materials should I own before I attend IUP?
All students should own a quality metronome and tuner.