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Percussion Auditions

You’ll be great. Trust us.

We’re all ears. Before we became players, singers, conductors, and composers, listening was our first love. And it’s still the skill that underlies everything we do at SFCM. Hearing who you are and how far you’ve come is the first step toward a beautiful musical partnership. We can’t wait to hear you.

Audition Requirements: Percussion

Live auditions at the Conservatory are required of the following applicants:

  • Anyone residing in California
  • Graduate applicants for percussion

Regional auditions are not available for percussion applicants.

Final audition recordings are accepted from the following applicants:

  • Undergraduate applicants residing outside of California
  • Graduate applicants residing outside the United States
  • Final recordings must be submitted online through the formal Application, found here, no later than December 1.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate percussion applicants may audition live at the Conservatory or may send in an audition video. They may not audition regionally.

  • Mallet percussion
    • A two-mallet piece (your choice)
    • A four-mallet piece (your choice)
  • Snare drum
    • Etude: Cirone, Peters, Delecluse
    • Rudimental: Wilcoxen, Pratt
  • Timpani
    • Etude: Hochrainer, Vic Firth, Goodman

Graduate

  • Mallet percussion
    • A two-mallet piece (your choice)
    • A four-mallet piece (your choice)
    • 2-3 orchestral excerpts on xylophone, glockenspiel, and/or vibraphone
  • Snare drum
    • Etude: Delecluse, Peters, Macarez
    • Rudimental: Pratt, Tompkins
    • 2-3 orchestral excerpts
  • Timpani
    • Etude: Hochrainer
    • 3-4 orchestral excerpts

Audition Dates at SFCM

Percussion

  • January 21, 2018
  • February 19, 2018

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