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Percussion Audition Requirements

Scholarships can range from $300-3500 per semester. In addition out of state students scoring high enough on auditions for may be eligible to have out of state tuition fees waived.


All students wishing to major in music with a percussion emphasis or to perform with the UNA Percussion Ensemble must audition. Suggested repertoire is as follows:


Snare Drum:

1 rudimental solo - Hurley, Pratt, etc.
1 concert solo or etude - Cirone, Delecluse, Lepak, Firth, etc.
Play a concert style roll which crescendos from piano to fortissimo, and decrescendos back to piano over one minute.
Excerpts are not required but are recommended.



1 two mallet solo or etude - ragtime solos, all state etudes, etc.
1 four mallet solo (not required, but highly recommended)
Major scales and arpeggios - 2 octaves 
Excerpts are not required but are recommended.



1 solo or etude - Firth, Goodman, Hinger, Beck, etc.
Timpani excerpts are not required, but are again recommended.
Tuning and pitch matching will be tested.

Drum set and ethnic percussion are not required for the audition.

Keyboard and/or snare drum sight reading will be required of all who audition.

If you have any questions or concerns about your repertoire please contact Dr. Wiggins.



Please apply for admission to the University before coming to audition for the music faculty.

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