Percussion Audition Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Music Performance 

1. Concert Snare Drum Solo or Etude (Cirone, Peters, etc.)
2. Rudimental Snare Drum Solo or Etude (Pratt, Wilcoxon, etc.)
3. Two-Mallet Keyboard Solo (Goldenberg Etudes, Rags of George Hamilton Green)
4. Four-Mallet Keyboard Solo (Peters, Sammut, etc.)
5. Timpani Solo or Etude (Three or four drums)
6. Sight Reading on Snare Drum and Keyboard Percussion

Optional:

7. Drum Set: Demonstrate multiple styles in 16-bar phrases including fills. Styles should
include: Medium Swing, Bossa Nova, Rock, Funk, and Samba.

Bachelor of Arts: Music (General and Music Education) 

1. Concert Snare Drum Solo or Etude (Cirone, Peters, Albright, etc.)
2. Two or Four Mallet Keyboard Solo (Major scales, Goldenberg Etudes, Peters, etc.)
3. Timpani Solo or Etude (Two to Four Drums) (Goodman, Pedal to the Kettle, etc.)
4. Sight Reading on Snare Drum OR Keyboard Percussion

Optional:

5. Rudimental Snare Drum Solo or Etude (Pratt, Wilcoxon, etc.)
6. Two or Four Mallet Keyboard Solo or Etude
7. Drum set: Demonstrate three styles (format listed above under Music Performance)

Bachelor of Arts: Music (Jazz) 

1. Drum Set: Demonstrate multiple styles in 16-bar phrases including fills. Styles should
include: Medium Swing, Bossa Nova, Rock, Funk, and Samba.
2. Sight Reading

Optional:

3. Items 1, 2, 3, 5, and/or 6 listed above under Bachelor of Arts: Music (General and Music
Education)

Master of Music: Music Performance

30-45 minutes of music in a recital-type format. Audition should include:

1. Snare Drum Solo
2. Intermediate to Advanced Four-Mallet Keyboard Solo
3. Timpani Solo
4. Multi-Percussion Solo
5. Standard Orchestral Excerpts on: Snare Drum, glockenspiel, xylophone, tambourine,
cymbals, and timpani