Chadron State College Percussion Studio
An audition is not required for entry into the program but is strongly encouraged. An audition is required to be considered for a scholarship. The audition helps us to assess your current skills and develop a tailored curriculum especially for you.
Suggested audition repertoire includes published music from method books, etude books, or solos. Percussion auditions should include a prepared piece for snare drum at a minimum, and also a short piece or excerpt on xylophone or marimba, and/or drum set. A prepared piece on timpani would be ideal if possible.
A guideline for appropriate repertoire could include the following:
Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer
Anthony Cirone – Portraits in Rhythm
Mitchell Peters – Advanced Snare Drum Studies
Vic Firth - Advanced Snare Drum Etudes
Wilcoxon – The All-American Drummer 150 solos
Mitchel Peters – Yellow After the Rain
Alice Gomez – Raindance and Mbira Song
Ney Rosauro – 3 Preludes
Etudes from The Modern School by Morris Goldenberg
The Golden Age Polka, Shostakovich
Colas Bruegnon, Kabalevski
Porgy and Bess, Gershwin
Study from Saul Goodman – Modern Method for Timpani
Study from Friese –Lepak – Timpani Method
Demonstrate scales on keyboard using the following pattern in the major keys of C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb.