Artist Diploma in Percussion Performance

Richard Brown, faculty
Matthew Strauss, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2016

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.

Preliminary Audition Repertoire

» Marimba:
- contemporary solo (4 mallets): 2 minute excerpt
- one movement from any Bach Suite or Sonata (e.g violin, cello, lute - no repeats)

» Snare Drum:
- one concert snare drum solo (e.g. Delecluse, Peters advanced)
- three orchestral excerpts

» Timpani:
- three orchestral excerpts

» Xylophone:
- three orchestral excerpts

» Glockenspiel:
- two orchestral excerpts

Live audition requirements

» Three Marimba selections
- one contemporary solo (four mallets)
- two contrasting movements from one or two Bach Suite(s) or Sonata(s) (e.g violin, cello, lute - no repeats)*
*One movemement with two mallets and one movement with four mallets

» Two Snare Drum solos:
- one rudimental snare drum solo (e.g. Pratt, Tompkins)
- one concert snare drum solo (e.g. Delecluse, Peters advanced)

» One Timpani Solo (e.g. Carter, Hochrainer, Delecluse)

» Orchestral Excerpts:
- five snare drum
- five timpani
- four xylophone
- four glockenspiel
- two cymbals
- two tambourine

» Sight reading


Live auditions will be held on January 30, 2017

Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.

Submit your digital application