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Audition Requirements

Prospective Music Majors with an Applied Area in Percussion

NOTE: Must demonstrate all of the four areas.

Snare Drum

  1. Demonstrate Percussive Arts Society International Rudiments
  2. Solo of at least a level 3 or 4 (with 6 being the most difficult)
  3. Sight-Reading

Mallet Keyboard

  1. Demonstrate major and minor scales and arpeggios 2 octaves
  2. Solo of at least a level 3 or 4 (with 6 being the most difficult)
  3. Sight-Reading

Timpani

  1. Demonstrate tuning ability, various strokes, and rolls
  2. Solo for 2 drums
  3. Sight-Reading

Drum Set

  1. Demonstrate various styles, including fills and trading time
  2. Solo or prepared chart
  3. Sight-Reading

Additional audition requirements are:

  1. Interview
  2. Scales and arpeggios in major and minor keys
  3. Sight-reading and sight-singing
  4. Musicianship evaluation

NOTE:  For international students, the interview may be replaced with an essay describing your background and goals.  A CD, DVD or digital file may satisfy the audition requirements as listed above when travel to the campus is not possible.  

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