No prescreening round; audition unaccompanied.
Fall 2024 Audition Formats:
All applicants whose program requires an audition are asked to audition on campus. Virtual auditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For Final Audition:
The audition should include snare drum, timpani, and keyboard percussion. Sight-reading during the live audition may be required.
NOTE: Listed repertoire is not required; any piece of similar difficulty will be accepted.
• One orchestral snare drum étude, such as:
o Delécluse 12 Études
o Peters Advanced Studies for Snare Drum
• One rudimental piece by Pratt, Wilcoxon, or other studies
• One timpani solo, such as:
o Two-drum or Three-drum Étude by Hochrainer
o Solo/étude by Duncan Patton or Nick Woud
Keyboard Percussion (2 and 4 mallets)
• One 2-mallet piece on marimba or xylophone, such as:
o Bach, any fast movement from Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
o Creston, Concertino for Marimba (1st or 3rd movement)
o Musser, A-flat étude
o Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois
o Any xylophone rag
• One 4-mallet piece on marimba, such as:
o Tanaka, Two Movements for Marimba (1st movement)
o Burritt, October Night (2nd movement)
o Stout, Astral Dance or Mexican Dance (2nd movement)
o Sammut, Caméléon
o Druckman, Reflections on the Nature of Water (2nd or 6th movement)
o Schuller, Marimbology (4th movement)