1. Areas of Study
  2. Percussion

Percussion Auditions

Requirements

After submitting the application, applicants for the Percussion program will be required to select a virtual performance interview time and submit recordings fulfilling the repertoire listed below. Recordings will be due three weeks before the selected virtual performance interview time. There is no prescreening requirement for percussion applicants.

Works with piano are not required to be performed with a pianist or piano recording. Applicants will be able to indicate any concerns regarding access to necessary instruments and equipment for the final audition recording when selecting a virtual performance interview time.

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

 

Virtual Performance Interview Format

All Percussion applicants are required to attend a Virtual Performance Interview following the submission of their Final Audition Recording. The Final Audition Recording will serve as the primary audition, with the Virtual Performance Interview supplementing it for the admission committee.

Applicants will be interviewed by the faculty panel using Zoom for the Virtual Performance Interview. There will be no live performance.

 

Virtual Performance Interview Dates

February 15
February 22

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