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Percussion Audition Requirements

Be able to demonstrate as much facility on as many percussion instruments as reasonably possible - Snare drum solo, Mallet solo, Timpani solo and Drumset.

Please Note: If you are not well versed on a particular instrument, please prepare a simple melody to show that you are at least working on it.

Repertoire suggestions (Feel free to use repertoire outside of this list)

Snare drum
Selections from Anthony Cirone, Morris Goldenberg, John Pratt, Wilcoxen

Selections from Morris Goldenberg, George Hamilton Green, Mitchell Peters

Selections from Vic Firth, Saul Goodman

Be able to play as many of these styles as possible: Swing (sticks and brushes), jazz ballad with brushes, 3/4 swing, swing trading 4's with yourself, bossa nova, samba, songo, mambo, afro cuban 6/8, funk, rock.


  • Be able to sight-read a few bars of a drumset chart.
  • You will be asked to play a sight-reading example or two on snare drum.
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