Audition Requirements for Percussion

Percussion Ensemble performing onstage at Hall Auditorium
An assortment of percussion equipment, including world instruments

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Undergraduate Requirements

Snare Drum

  • Concert style solo or etude
  • Optional Rudimental style solo

Mallets

  • 2-mallet or 4-mallet (or both) solo or etude on marimba, vibes or xylophone
  • Demonstration of scales

Timpani

  • Concert solo or etude for 2, 3, or 4 drums
  • Demonstrate tuning of pitches

Drum set (optional)

  • Perform various styles and/or short solo

For further questions contact Professor Michael LaMattina.


Graduate Requirements

Snare Drum

  • Concert style solo or etude
  • 2 excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
  • Rudimental solo (optional)

Mallets

  • 2-mallet solo or etude
  • 4-mallet solo or etude
  • 2 orchestral excerpts on xylophone
  • 2 orchestral excerpts on glockenspiel

Timpani

  • Concert solo or etude
  • 2 excerpts from the standard repertoire

Drum set

  • Optional solo and/or styles

For further questions contact Professor Michael LaMattina.

Audition Dates:
Fall 2019 Admission

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

Please contact the Department of Music (music@MiamiOH.edu or
513-529-3014) with any questions regarding the audition process.