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Undergraduate

Marimba

  • Four-mallet solo (approximately 5-12 minutes in length)
  • Two-mallet transcription of any movement of a cello suite or violin partita or sonata by J.S. Bach
  • Two-mallet sight reading will be required

Snare Drum

  • One etude from either Cirone’s Portraits in Rhythm or Delecluse’s Douze Etudes

Timpani

  • Etude of candidate’s choice from any of the following: Elliott Carter Eight Pieces for Solo Timpani, Richard Hochrainer Etuden Fur Timpani, Jacques Delecluse Vingt Etudes, or Vic Firth The Solo Timapnist
  • Candidate will be expected to recognize and sing intervals played on the piano and demonstrate fluency of tuning

Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire for timpani, snare drum, and xylophone are suggested but not required.

Graduate (MM, GPD, DMA)

Solo Selections

  • A major work for either marimba or vibraphone
  • One piece from Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
  • A solo piece for multiple percussion
    • This solo should be submitted as a recording to the Portfolio section of you application status page by the date of the live audition
    • Requirements for this submission will be provided prior to the submission deadline
  • An étude for snare drum

Marimba

  • A major work for either marimba or vibraphone
  • A movement from a cello suite or violin sonata or partita by J.S. Bach
  • Sight reading will be required

Multiple-percussion

  • A solo piece for multiple percussion (7-15 min duration)

Snare drum

  • One etude from either Cirone’s Portraits in Rhythm or Delecluse’s Douze Etudes
  • Two excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire

Timpani

  • One solo from Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani.
  • Two excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire

Xylophone

  • Two excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire

Artist Diploma

Artist Diploma applicants must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three style periods and including at least two large-scale works.