Classical Music

Percussion

Specific admission criteria for Percussion

In addition to the general admission criteria, there are also specific instrumental requirements. During the audition, you will perform at least one étude and a recital piece, unless indicated otherwise. The pieces mentioned are merely examples. You can also opt for other works of a similar level.

Your performing skills will be tested on the basis of:

Kettle drums

  • Mastery of rolls with various dynamic nuances;
  • Mastery of all possible basic elements and compound times;
  • Two études such as Whaley’s The Intermediate Timpanist (up to page 15), Keune’s Paukenschule or Delecluse’ Part 1.

Snare drum

  • Mastery of all closed rolls with various dynamic nuances;
  • Mastery of all possible basic elements and compound times;
  • Whaley ‘s Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer (nos.1 to 25) Whaley/Mooney ‘s Rhythmic Patterns of Contemporary Music (nos.1 to 25) or Bomhof’s 21 Solos for Snare Drum (nos. 11 to 21).

Xylophone/marimba

  • Major and minor scales and the accompanying triads and seventh chords;
  • Green’s Instruction Course for Xylophone, McMillan’s Masterpieces for Marimba (nos. 3, 5, 6, 10 &11) or Goldberg’s Method for Vibraphone, Xylophone and Marimba (nos. 2,4, & 7);

Vibraphone

  • Friedman’s Dampening and Pedalling.

 Major lecturers

Martin  GeessinckMartin  Geessinck

Martin Geessinck

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Jan Roel  HamersmaJan Roel  Hamersma

Jan Roel Hamersma

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Peter  PrommelPeter  Prommel

Peter Prommel

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