VYOA Percussion Audition Requirements

 

Solo Piece:

VYO level: Three solos total; one snare, mallet, and timpani which is polished and shows your technical and musical capabilities. Timpani solos must be on three to four drums and include one tuning change. The audition panel may not listen to the entire solo due to time constraints.

VYP level: Three solos total; one snare, mallet, and timpani which is polished and shows your technical and musical capabilities. Timpani solos must be on two to three drums. The audition panel may not listen to the entire solo due to time constraints.

Sight Reading: 1 rhythmic excerpt for snare, 1 melodic excerpt for mallets, and 1 timpani sight reading excerpt. (Sight reading may not be asked on all instruments.)

Rudiments: Long snare roll going from soft to loud and back to soft.

Scales/Arpeggios: All scales/arpeggios should be played at a quarter note=80.

  • 1 Major Scale/Arpeggio: Student’s choice (2 octaves)
  • 1 minor Scale/Arpeggio: Student’s choice of melodic or harmonic (2 octaves)