Prepare the following:
Applicants with additional experience on mallet percussion may also prepare a solo that uses four mallet technique (not required).
Students may also demonstrate drum set proficiency. Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate the following grooves:
Any of the etudes contained in these method books would be acceptable as audition pieces.
Any timpani solos by Paul Price, Mitchell Peters, Raynor Carrol and John Beck would also be acceptable.
These mallet books contain some basic pieces for marimba or xylophone. Any example from these methods would be an effective audition piece. If you are unable to find music created for the mallet instruments, you may substitute a transcription of any grade six/eight clarinet, flute or saxophone solo.
This is a guide only. Teachers preparing students for an audition should use discretion and make appropriate choices that best reflect the candidate's level, achievement and strengths.
There will also be a sight-reading component to the audition.