Master of Music 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
Long Roll: Play a continuous buzz roll beginning at pp and crescendo to ff over a period of 30 seconds
Delecluse: Etude No. 1 from "12 Etudes for Snare Drum" (beg. - downbeat of m. 36)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. III (Reh. D - E and after 5 after F for 4 measures)
Play any 4 mallet movement from a Bach Suite or Sonata for violin, cello, or lute (no repeats)
Long Roll: play a continuous roll on the 29" drum tuned to an "A" over a period of 30 seconds. Begin at pp and crescendo to ff
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Mvt. I (18 before S - End)
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 1 (2 before T - 3 before U)
If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.
Required graduate live audition repertoire
Two Marimba Solos: (One should be four-mallets and the other should be two-mallets)
one contemporary solo
One movement from any Bach Suite or Sonata (e.g. violin, cello, lute)
One Timpani Solo (e.g. Goodman, Hochrainer, Firth, Carroll)
four snare drum
Live auditions will be held January 25, 27, 28, 31, and February 2, 2018.
Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.