1. Prepared Exercise (see below) Tempo markings are only a suggestion.
Percussionists will audition on both snare and mallets
2. Chromatic scale (see below)
3. 12 Major scales- (in 2.5 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octace may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves. The scales will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scales to be performed starting with the concert key of G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D
4. Sight-reading (all percussionists will sightread on mallets)