Rudiments: Multiple bounce roll, double stroke roll, paradiddle, flam, flam tap, single drag. Concert Etude or Solo (to be performed with multiple bounce rolls): (Peters) “Intermediate Snare Drum Studies”, any etude #1-32; (Cirone) “Portraits in Rhythm”, any etude; (Benson) “Three Dances for Solo Snare Drum”, any 2 movements. Optional Rudimental Solo or Etude: (Wilcoxon) “The All American Drummer”, any etude; Contest solos.
Scales: All major scales, two octaves; Chromatic scale, 2 Mallet Solo: (Hatch) “Furioso and Valse in d minor” (Green) any xylophone rag (Zivkovic) “Funny Xylophone”, any solo. Optional 4 Mallet Solo: (Quartier) “Image” any solo (Zivkovic) “Funny Marimba” any solo (Peters) “Waves” or “Sea Refractions.”
4 timpani etude/solo from Vic Firth's Solo Timpanist, Richard Hochrainer's Etuden Fur Timpani (Book 2 or 3) or a comparable work
Tuning must also be demonstrated.
Prepared snare drum solo (comparable to Cirones Portraits in Rhythm or Tompkins French-American Rudimental Solos.)
Rudiments (knowledge of and application to the snare drum and drum set)
Soloing and trading (playing phrases, using rudiments, dynamics, etc.)
Sight-reading (large and small jazz ensemble charts, ensemble figures, chart interpretation)
Form identification and recognition (blues and rhythm changes)
The prospective student will be required to demonstrate a familiarity with and ability to play the following musical styles on the drum set:
4/4 swing at a variety of tempos
Rock styles at a variety of tempos
Waltz time keeping
Please bring cymbals, sticks and a hi-hat clutch to the audition. A drum set will be provided.