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Graduate Audition Requirements- Percussion

Graduate Percussion

Coordinator: Professor Ayano Kataoka,

Please prepare music for ALL of the instruments listed below.


  1. A major solo work for marimba or vibraphone AND
  2. Two xylophone orchestral excerpts


Snare Drum:

  1. One concert solo or etude AND
  2. Orchestral excerpt: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade



  1. One solo or etude AND
  2. Orchestral excerpts: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and 9



Any style of music that represents you well as a musician (e.g. multiple percussion solo, chamber music, world music styles such as hand drum, etc.)