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Percussion Audition Repertoire

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Undergraduate

Applied Music (Performance), Music Education, Composition, Theory, and History and Literature Majors

Undergraduate applicants must be able to demonstrate the following: 

Snare Drum 

  • Rudimental Solo or Etude (Pratt, Wilcoxon, or similar) 
  • Concert Solo or Etude (Delecluse, Cirone, Peters, or similar) 

Keyboard 

  • All major and minor scales 
  • Two-mallet solo (etude, movement, or short piece) 
  • Four-mallet solo (etude, movement, or short piece) 

Timpani 

  • Etude or Solo (Firth, Goodman, Peters, or similar) 

Drum Set (optional) 

  • Demonstrate Styles (swing, rock, Latin, Afro-Cuban, etc…) 

Graduate

Applied Music (Performance)

Graduate applicants must be able to demonstrate the following: 

Snare Drum 

  • 2 advanced solos (or etudes) of contrasting styles 

Marimba 

  • Two-mallet solo 
  • Four-mallet solo  

Excerpts - 2 selections for each of the following: 

  • Snare drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani 

Drum Set (optional) 

  • Demonstrate Styles (swing, rock, Latin, Afro-Cuban, etc…) 

In Addition – Please Prepare TWO selections from the list below: 

  • Vibraphone Solo 
  • Multiple Percussion Solo 
  • Timpani Solo 
  • Hand drum, steel drum, or other solo 

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Percussion Audition Repertoire
  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu