Undergraduate percussion audition guidelines

Snare Drum

  1. Rolls of various lengths and dynamics.
  2. One Etude from either of the following:
    • Delecluse, Keiskleiriana or 12 Etudes
  3. A minimum of two orchestral excerpts.
    • Recommended selections: Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Rimsky-Korsakov: Cappriccio Espagnol, Shostakovich: Symphony #10.
  4. Sight reading.


  1. All major and minor scales and arpeggios, two octaves.
  2. One marimba work demonstrating two-mallet proficiency.
    • Recommended selections could include Bach violin or cello pieces.
  3. One marimba or vibraphone work demonstrating four-mallet proficiency.
    • If you choose Bach for your two mallet piece, please choose a contemporary mallet solo for four-mallets.
  4. Two xylophone orchestral excerpts of applicant's choice.
  5. Two glockenspiel orchestral excerpts of applicant's choice.
  6. Sight reading.


  1. Tuning of standard intervals (4ths and 5ths etc.) as well as F major scale utilizing 32", 29", & 26" drums.
  2. One etude or solo.
  3. Two orchestral excerpts including one excerpt from a Beethoven Symphony of the applicant's choice.
  4. Sight reading.

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