Percussion


Bachelor of Music & Young Artist

1.    Snare drum
Choice piece:   One solo/etude demonstrating rudiments and rolls

Set pieces:      
- PROKOFIEFF, SERGE: Lieutenant Kijé Suite (Figure [1] to Figure [2])
- RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NICOLAI: Scheherazade (Movement III, Figure [D] to Figure [H} and Movement IV, Figure [P] to Figure [U])

2.    Keyboard            
Choice piece:   One solo/etude demonstrating 4-mallet technique

Set pieces:
- (Glockenspiel) DUKAS, PAUL: Sorcerer’s Apprentice (4 after Figure [17] to 4 after Figure [19], Figure [22] to Figure [24])
- (Xylophone) GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Porgy and Bess (Opening)

3.    Timpani            
Choice piece:   One piece from Elliott Carter's Eight Pieces for Four Timpani

Set pieces:
- BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON: Symphony No. 9 (Movement I, measures 513 – end)
- TCHAIKOVKSY, PIOTR ILYCH: Symphony No. 4 (Movement I, Letter [T] to Letter [U])

Additional requirements:
Demonstrate tuning skills and rolls of all pitch ranges and dynamics

 

Master of Music

1.    Snare drum
Choice piece:   One solo/etude demonstrating rudiments and rolls

Set pieces:
- PROKOFIEFF, SERGE: Lieutenant Kijé Suite (Figure [1] to                   Figure [2])
- RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NICOLAI: Scheherazade (Movement III, Figure [D] to Figure [H} and Movement IV, Figure [P] to Figure       [U])


2.    Keyboard
Choice piece:   One solo/etude demonstrating 4-mallet technique

Set pieces:
- (Glockenspiel) DUKAS, PAUL: Sorcerer’s Apprentice (4 after           Figure [17] to 4 after Figure [19], Figure [22] to Figure [24])
- (Xylophone) GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Porgy and Bess                         (Opening)


3.    Timpani            
Choice piece:   One piece from Elliott Carter's Eight Pieces for Four Timpani

Set pieces:      
- BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON: Symphony No. 9 (Movement I, measures 513 – end)
- HINDEMITH, PAUL: Symphonic Metamorphosis (Movement II, Letter [V] to Letter [W])
- TCHAIKOVKSY, PIOTR ILYCH: Symphony No. 4 (Movement I, Letter [T] to Letter [U])

Additional requirements:
Demonstrate tuning skills and rolls of all pitch ranges and dynamics


4.    Cymbals

Set piece:         
- TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR: Symphony No. 4 (Movement IV, Bar [273] to end)


5.    Tambourine

Set piece:         
- DVORAK, ANTONIN: Carnival Overture (Beginning to 5 bars after Figure [A], 8 bars before Figure [U] to end)

Note: The live audition for percussion major will include a 30-minute audition, a 5-minute interview and a short English oral test (for overseas candidates not exempted from the Qualifying English Test).