Percussion Audition Requirements

Percussion Audition Requirements

All percussion applicants must submit a recorded video audition. Please follow the application instructions here to apply and upload your audition application.

Required Solos

  • Marimba — Any four-mallet solo of your choice (maximum 3 minutes)
  • Timpani — Delecluse: Etude No. 29 from 30 Etudes for Timpani

Required Excerpts (All excerpts are required)

  • Timpani — Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, mvt. 1, mm. 513-end; Strauss: Rosenkavalier, Quick Waltz
  • Snare Drum — Prokofiev: Lt. Kije mvt. 1, Reh. 13 - 5 after reh. 14; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scherezade mvt. 4, P-R
  • Xylophone — Gershwin: Porgy and Bess measures 1-18; Stravinsky: Firebird, King Kastchei Dance Reh. 127-133
  • Cymbals — Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet two before O to 12 after 

Submission guidelines:
Please submit two video files as follows:

  • File 1: a continuous take showing all timpani, snare drum, and cymbals excerpts
  • File 2: a continuous take showing all marimba and xylophone excerpts

If you have questions, please contact the NOI office at noi@umd.edu