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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Percussion

Graduate Auditions should feature one selection each on snare drum, timpani, 2 mallet marimba & 4 mallet marimba and include orchestral excerpts. All students are asked to bring three copies of their music with them to the audition.

Snare Drum
- Solo (Delecluse Douze Etudes is recommended)
- 3 orchestral excerpts
- Rudiments

Marimba
- 2 AND 4 mallet Solos (Bach Violin Sonata, Partita, or Cello Suite is recommended for one of your selections)

Timpani
- 4 timpani etude/solo from Vic Firth's Solo Timpanist, Richard Hochrainer's Etuden Fur Timpani (Book 2 or 3) or a comparable work
- 3 orchestral excerpts

Xylophone
- 3 orchestral excerpts

Glockenspiel
- 3 orchestral excerpts

Tambourine
- 2 orchestral excerpts

Cymbals
- 2 orchestral excerpts

Sight-reading (on any of the above)​