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Undergraduate Audition Requirements - Percussion



Professors Ayano Kataoka, and Thomas Hannum,, (413) 545-6060

Jazz Drum set applicants are encouraged to, but are not required to perform a classical percussion audition. Contact: Professor Thomas Giampietro,

A - Repertoire (Please prepare solos/etudes for ALL of the instruments listed below)

  • Snare Drum - solo or etude (i.e. Cirone, Delecleuse) AND rudimental solo (i.e. Wilcoxon, Pratt)
  • Marimba - Solo for four mallets (i.e. Stout, Abe, Musser, Gomez, Bach) AND solo or etude for two mallets (i.e. Creston, Bach, Green, Goldenberg)
  • Timpani - solo or etude (i.e. Firth, Goodman, Carter, Carroll, Whaley)

B - Technique

  • Sight-reading on snare drum and marimba AND
  • All major and minor scales on marimba AND
  • Tuning on timpani