Artist Diploma in Percussion Performance

Richard Brown, faculty
Matthew Strauss, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017

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 fee.

Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission


  • 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)
  • Delecluse: Etude No. 1 from "12 Etudes for Snare Drum" (beg. - downbeat of m. 36)
  • three orchestral excerpts


  • three orchestral excerpts


  • three orchestral excerpts


  • two orchestral excerpts

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Required graduate live audition repertoire


  • contemporary solo (4 mallets)
  • two contrasting movements from one or two Bach Suite(s) or Sonata(s) (e.g violin, cello, lute - no repeats)*
    *one movement with two mallets and one movement with four mallets

Snare Drum:

  • one concert snare drum solo (e.g. Delecluse, Peters advanced)
  • one rudimental snare drum solo (e.g. Pratt, Tompkins)
  • one solo (e.g. Carter, Hochrainer, Delecluse)

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • five snare drum
  • five timpani
  • four xylophone
  • three glockenspiel
  • two cymbals
  • two tambourine


Live auditions will be held January 26, 2018

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

Submit your digital application