Audition Requirements

Freshman Auditioning *

Snare

  • Selected Rudiments from the 40th International
  • A corps style solo grade IV or above
  • Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone - No. 13 or 26

Timpani

  • Page 34 or 38 from Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist by Garwood Whaley

Mallets

  • Major scales, arpeggios, third and chromatic scales (two octaves)
  • Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone by Morris Goldenberg - Page 28 or comparable solo

Drum set

  • Bossa Nova, Samba, Swing in 4/4 and 3/4; Funk, Brushes, trading 4 in combo and reading with a big band

 

Transfer Students Auditioning *

Snare

  • Selected Rudiments from the 40th International
  • A corps style solo grade V or above
  • Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone - No. 31

Timpani

  • Page 41 from Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist by Garwood Whaley

Mallets

  • Major, natural minor, harmonic minor scales, arpeggios, third and chromatic scales (two octaves)
  • Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone by Morris Goldenberg - Page 55 or comparable solo

Multi Percussion

  • A solo graded III or above

Drum set

  • Bossa Nova, Samba, Swing in 4/4 and 3/4; Funk, Brushes, trading 4 in combo and reading with a big band

 

Graduate Auditioning *

Snare

  • Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone - No. 32
  • A selected etude from Delecluse Twelve Studies for Snare Drum

Timpani

  • Grade V or above, solo

Mallets

  • Major, all forms of minor scale, arpeggios, third and chromatic scales (full range)
  • Select one of the following :
  1. One of Goldenberg etudes : VI, X, XX, XXII or XXXVII     (OR)
  2. A two or four mallet work for Xylophone, Marimba or Vibraphone, Grade V or above.

Multi Percussion

  • A solo graded V or above

Drum set

  • Bossa Nova, Samba, Swing in 4/4 and 3/4; Funk, Brushes, trading 4 in combo and reading with a big band

*If you are interested in auditioning, please send me an e-mail

                             © 2004 Ricky Burkhead