Percussion applicants wishing to enroll in the Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Music
program may be accepted for study in the Department of Music at one of three levels:
- 200 Percussion major
- 100 Non-major
- Percussion as a secondary instrument
Alternatively, students may be referred to the College's Continuing Education (non-credit) music program for further instruction.
See the main Auditions page for important information about all auditions. Percussion auditions require the following,
- Demonstrate a long closed roll from soft to loud.
- Perform an etude (or solo of comparable difficulty) from one of the following: Portraits in Rhythm (A. Cirone) or Morris Goldenberg's Modern School for Snare Drum (any piece from pages 64-68).
- Perform major scales (two octaves) from three sharps to three flats.
- Perform an etude (or solo of comparable difficulty) from Morris Goldenberg's Modern School for Xylophone (one of the 39 etudes) or Funny Xylophone, Book I (N.J. Zivcovic).
- Tune various intervals without the use of tuning gauges.
- Perform an etude (or solo of comparable difficulty) from one of the following: Saul
Goodman's Modern Method for Tympani (any exercise from pages 59-69), Alfred Friese and Alexander Lepak's Timpani Method (any exercise from page 10-36) or Vic Firth's The Solo Timpanist.