Audition Requirements : Music Majors
Students who wish to be admitted into the department of music, whose primary instrument is percussion, should audition in these three areas: snare drum, mallet percussion, and timpani. If not proficient in all three areas, please audition in whichever areas you feel would represent your best playing. Please limit your selections to a maximum of three minutes per area. Excerpts from solo literature are acceptable. Please bring two copies of your prepared music.
Audition material should consist of solo literature, not individual percussion parts played in band pieces. Selected literature should display your strengths. Auditionees will be asked to perform basic rudiments on snare drum, as well as scales on mallets. There will also be sight reading on snare drum and mallets.
Please bring or send in advance a copy of your transcript, your SAT or ACT scores, and at least two confidential letters of recommendation - one of which must be from your private teacher or music director.
Note: Percussion Performance Majors - For your curricular large ensemble classes, you can choose between the Southern Pride Drumline, Orchestra, one of the Concert Bands, or a combination. In the event of choosing Southern Pride, you will need to attend the audition on the Southern Pride Drum Line audition date in addition to a Music Major audition on one of the other audition dates.
Audition Requirements :All Majors
Southern Pride Drumline
Percussionists wishing to audition for the southern Pride Drumline should click here for more information.
To reserve your place in the audition, please submit an Application online.
Those wishing to major in music should click here to submit an application.
All other majors should click here to submit an application.