The tuba studio at Lamont is highly selective, providing students with an abundance of individual attention, rigorous training and performance opportunities.

Tubists at Lamont study with celebrated performers and pedagogues Kathy Brantigan and Warren Deck. Professor Brantigan has performed internationally as a soloist and is a founding member of the Denver Brass. Professor Deck was the principal tubist for the New York Philharmonic from 1979–2001 and has recorded with the Canadian Brass on Sony Classical and Philips labels as well as for EMI Angel Records.


Kathleen Brantigan holding a tuba

Kathleen Brantigan

AHSS-N0n-Teaching Fac Adjunct; Adjunct Faculty

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Warren Deck holding a tuba

Warren Deck

Adjunct Faculty

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions from all applicants as well as a live Zoom component.

  • Recorded Video Audition

    Video recordings should be unedited, i.e. do not make cuts or edits in the middle of pieces. It is fine to record pieces separately. Use the best recording equipment you have on hand. Faculty will evaluate you on the quality of your performance and not on the audio/video quality. 

    This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Live Zoom Interview and Performance

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) dates for a live Zoom interview on the Lamont application. The interview will include a Q&A, a brief live performance of one of the prepared audition pieces, and sight-reading.

    The 2021 interview/performance dates are January 30, February 6, and February 13. 

Repertoire Requirements

Undergraduate (BM, BA and Minor)

  • Kopprasch, "Sixty Selected Studies," #11
  • Bordogni, "Melodious Etudes" #1 (in the Robert King Edition) OR #4 in the Rochut Trombone book, down 1 octave
  • Two octave F major scale & two octave B flat major scale
  • Halsey Stevens, Sonatina, 1st movement; Gregson, Concerto, 1st movement; or something of comparable difficulty

Graduate (MM and Certificate in Performance)

  • Kopprasch, "Sixty Selected Studies," #11
  • Bordogni, "Melodious Etudes" #1 (in the Robert King Edition) as written and down 1 octave OR #4 in the Rochut Trombone book, down 1 and 2 octaves
  • 3 octave F major scale
  • Vaughn Williams, Concerto, 2nd movement
  • Contrasting solo of your choice
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

Review requirements for Artist Diploma
Review requirements for Certificate in Orchestral Studies

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