Percussion

Musical examples listed in parentheses are recommended but may be substituted by works of comparable length and technical difficulty. Proficiency in each of the following three areas is expected.

Mallets

  • Scales, all keys: major, minor, chromatic, through two octaves
  • A technical study (Modern School of Xylophone by M. Goldenberg)
  • One solo work (such as the first or third movement from Violin Concerto in A minor by J.S. Bach)
  • Sight reading

Snare Drum

  • A technical study (Etudes in Modern School for Snare Drum by M. Goldenberg)
  • Excerpt passages from the standard symphonic repertory (Third Symphony by William Schuman)
  • Sight reading

Timpani

  • Singing of all intervals and tuning the drums in 4ths, 5ths, and octaves
  • Technical studies (two each of the two-drum and three-drum exercises from Modern Method for Timpani by S. Goodman)
  • Excerpt passages from any Beethoven symphony
  • Sight reading