Percussion

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
PERCUSSION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINES: January 24, 2020

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LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION
In most cases, live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 20 minutes long. Live auditions are self-scheduled by the applicant a www.GetAcceptd.com. Applicants will be directed to do so once an application is submitted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the best possible audition time for themselves.

2020 LIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Boston: February 10 & 12
New York City: February 15
Chicago: February 17
Los Angeles: February 19

 

NOTE that VIDEO AUDITIONS are NOT permitted for percussionists. A live audition is required.


AUDITION REPERTOIRE

NOTE: Sight-reading may be asked on any instrument*

SOLOS
SNARE DRUM: Delécluse No. 9 from Douze Etudes
FOUR MALLET: 5–7 minutes of a solo from the contemporary canon. Suitable examples include: Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water (choose 2 mvmts); an excerpt from Vinao: Kahn Variations; Hurel: Loops II; Donatoni: Omar. NOTE: PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF MUSIC AT THE AUDITION FOR FACULTY TO RETAIN

 

TIMPANI
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1, mvt. III
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, mvt. I: mm 513 (18 mm before rhl S) to end AND mvt. II: rhl F to rhl H
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1, mvt. IV: mm 375 to the end
MARTIN Concerto for 7 winds, timpani, percussion, and strings AND mvt. III: 6 mm after rhl 18 to 7 mm after rhl 22
W. SCHUMAN New England Triptich, mvt. I: opening mm 1-14 AND mm 122-152
STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier, Quick Waltz
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4, mvt. I: 2 mm before rhl T to 3 mm before rhl U

 

XYLOPHONE
GERSHWIN An American in Paris: rhl 4-7 (condense rests to 8 bars) AND rhl 20-21
KODÁLY Háry János: mvt. VI
MESSIAEN Exotic Birds: rhl 6-7 AND rhl 16 to 5 mm before rhl 18 AND rhl 26-28
W. SCHUMAN Symphony No. 3, mvt. IV: mm 230-244
SHOSTAKOVICH Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: 2 mm before rhl 114 to 5 mm after rhl 127

 

BELLS
DEBUSSY La Mer, mvt. II: rhl 16-19
DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 4 mm after rhl 17 to 4 mm after rhl 19 AND rhl 22–24
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome, mvt. I: beginning through 8 mm after rhl 4 AND rhl 7 through end of mvt.

 

SNARE DRUM
NIELSEN Clarinet Concerto: rhl 3 to rhl 4 AND rhl 29 to 9 mm after rhl 32
PROKOFIEV Lt. Kije Suite, mvt. I: rhl 1-rhl 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, mvt. III: rhl D to rhl E AND mvt. IV: 4 mm before rhl N to rhl O AND rhl P-R
W. SCHUMAN Symphony No. 3, Toccata: mm 143-165
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10, mvt. II: rhl 98 - end