Percussion Auditions


Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions.


Audition Requirements:

All applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Music Performance, MM in Performance or the DMA in Performance must perform in all major areas listed below. This list is the minimum required audition for the graduate level.

Timpani: One solo or etude and two contrasting orchestral excerpts

Marimba/Vibraphone: Two significant and contrasting solos, at least one of which must be four mallets

Snare Drum: One concert solo or etude and two contrasting orchestral excerpts.

Other: Two orchestral excerpts on instruments besides snare drum and timpani

Feel free to prepare anything else you would like to play for auditions.


Complete a video audition and email link (YouTube or Vimeo) directly to the faculty member for your instrument/area.

Faculty contact: 

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