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PERCUSSION

Those interested should prepare music that will best demonstrate your proficiency on the following instruments: snare drum, keyboard, timpani, and drumset. Sight-reading will be expected on snare drum and keyboard percussion as well. Below is a list of suggested repertoire for each area: 

Keyboard Percussion (Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone)

    1. Selected Etudes from Modern School for the Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone by Morris Goldenberg
    2. Rain Dance by Alice Gomez
    3. Yellow After the Rain by Mitchell Peters
    4. Rhythm Song by Paul Smadbeck
    5. Any Xylophone rag by George Hamilton Green
    6. Appropriate All-State Etudes or State Solo & Ensemble list repertoire is also acceptable.
    7. In addition to your prepared material, you will be asked to sight-read a short mallet excerpt.

    Snare Drum 

    1. Concert (required)
    2. Etude from Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone
    3. Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum by Mitchell Peters
    4. 12 Etudes for Snare Drum by Jacques Delécluse
    5. Appropriate All-State Etudes or State Solo & Ensemble list repertoire is also acceptable.
    6. Rudimental (optional)
    7. Rudimental Cookbook by Edward Freytag
    8. Aptitude- A Conversation in Snare Soloing by Various Artists
    9. Nine French American Rudimental Solos by Joseph Tompkins
    10. In addition to your prepared material, you will be asked to sight-read a short concert snare drum excerpt.

    Timpani

    1. Tune timpani to a given pitch 
    2. Etudes for Timpani by Vic Firth
    3. Fundamental Solos for Timpani by Mitchell Peters
    4. Appropriate All-State Etudes or State Solo & Ensemble list repertoire is also acceptable.

    Drumset

    1. Demonstration of the following musical styles: Rock, Swing, Latin, and Funk.