Orchestral Instruments: Timpani and Percussion

Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental techniques of percussion and timpani. They will be examined on timpani pitch recognition and technical skills such as rolls. They should be prepared to perform:

  • One study on timpani
  • One two-mallet work on marimba or xylophone
  • One four-mallet work on marimba
  • Two studies on snare drum—classical and rudimental

Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate their ability to sight-read. Applicants must possess a good ear and be able to sing and recognize all intervals.