1. Areas of Study
  2. Percussion

Percussion Auditions

Requirements

There are two audition format options. Applicants may select to audition live at SFCM (COVID-19 vaccination required) or submit a final audition self-recording in an audiovisual format and attend a virtual interview with members of the faculty. There will be no performance in the virtual interview.

There is no prescreening requirement for percussion applicants.

Works with piano are not required to be performed with a pianist or piano recording.

Undergraduate

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

Graduate and Postgraduate

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

 

For audition dates, please visit Auditions.

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