Summer 2018 Applicants


  • Short marimba solo or étude of choice
  • Snare drum solo: Etude no. 11 from Delécluse 12 Etudes
  • Short timpani solo or étude of choice

Snare Drum

  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Mvt 2 (37-40 and 42-47)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mvt 3, [D] to [E]; Mvt 4, [P] to [U], condense rests before S
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Mvt 4


  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, four after [13] - [15] (standard excerpt from the Overture)
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon (all)
  • Kodály: Háry János, Mvt 6 (all)


  • Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, [17] – [20]
  • Mozart: The Magic Flute (Goldenberg book, p. 102)
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome, Mvt 1, seven after [2] - end of the Mvt


  • Martin: Concerto for Seven Winds, 5 after 18 to 7 after 22
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Mvt 1, coda only
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt 1, four before [T] through the passage; include all ff roll at end of passage

Sight-reading may be requested

Timpani/Percussion applicants have the option of a Live Audition or Video Upload Audition.

Live Auditions are 15 minutes each. Faculty will select from the list above during the live auditions.

Applicants who do not audition live must upload an unedited video audition recording with the following reductions to the above repertoire list: After the three solos, play only excerpts 1 and 2 from the lists for snare drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, and timpani.
Videos must be recorded in the order above.