department of music

Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

music@uri.edu – 401.874.2431 or 401.874.5955

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Performance Audition for Percussion

Percussion Audition Requirements

Note:  Students wishing to major in Music Education must audition
on percussion.

Percussionists wishing to audition for percussion must be able to:

Snare Drum

-Perform a prepared snare drum solo or etude

-Demonstrate an orchestral long roll

-Sight-reading

Mallet Keyboard Instruments:

-Perform prepared two or four mallet solo and/or etude

-Demonstrate scales

-Sight-reading

Timpani:

-Perform prepared solo or etude

-Demonstrate tuning ability

Fore more information contact Dr. Kyle Forsthoff.

Drum Set Audition Requirements

Note:  Students wishing to major in Music Education must audition
on percussion

1. Demonstrate the following grooves:

  • Rock
  • Jazz Swing
  • Bossa Nova
  • Jazz Waltz

2. Sight reading on snare drum

3. Extra:  Perform a transcription of your choice

Please contact Steve Langone with any questions that you have about the drum set auditions.


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