Audition Requirements

UT Martin offers Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees as well as a music minor. Each prospective student is required to play a solo audition outlined below as well as a short interview with the percussion faculty. The Music Education degree requires an additional interview with the Music Education faculty.

 

All instruments will be provided for the warm-up and audition. Students should bring their own sticks, mallets, and original purchased copies of sheet music/method books.

 

Be prepared and ask thoughtful questions. There will be time before and/or after the audition for you and your parents to speak with us about the program. The most important rule to remember is to choose music you are passionate about! Music performed at a high level, with feeling and musicality, will always outshine difficult music played unmusically.

 

Scholarship Information

 

Apply for Admissions and Schedule and Audition

Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Music

Snare Drum

  • Concert etude/solo required (Peters, Cirone, Vic Firth, Delecluse, or equivalent)
  • Rudimental etude/solo recommended (Wilcoxon, Pratt, or equivalent)
  • Sight reading

Keyboard (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone)

  • 2 mallet solo/etude required (Zivkovic, Goldenberg, Hatch, Koshinski, Green, or equivalent)
  • 4 mallet solo recommended (Abe, Sammut, Peters, Smadbeck, Schmitt, Stout, or equivalent)
  • 2 mallet sight reading

Choose at least ONE of the following

  • Timpani (Lepak, Vic Firth, Goodman, Carroll, or equivalent)
  • Drumset (Styles: Rock, Funk, Swing, Latin)
  • Multi-percussion (submitted with a URL to video recording)
  • World Percussion (congas, djembe, frame drum, steel pan, etc…)

Music Performance

Snare Drum

  • Concert etude/solo required (Peters, Cirone, Vic Firth, Delecluse, or equivalent)
  • Rudimental etude/solo required (Wilcoxon, Pratt, or equivalent)
  • Orchestral Excerpts optional
  • Sight reading

Keyboard (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone)

  • 2 mallet solo/etude required (Zivkovic, Goldenberg, Hatch, Koshinski, Green, or equivalent)
  • 4 mallet solo required (Abe, Sammut, Peters, Smadbeck, Schmitt, Stout, or equivalent)
  • Orchestral Excerpts optional
  • 2 mallet sight reading

Timpani

  • Demonstrate tuning ability
  • Etude/Solo required (Lepak, Vic Firth, Goodman, Carroll, or equivalent)
  • Orchestral Excerpts optional

Optional

  • Drumset (Styles: Rock, Funk, Swing, Latin)
  • Multi-percussion (submitted with a URL to video recording)
  • World Percussion (congas, djembe, frame drum, steel pan, etc…)

Music Minor

  • Snare Drum solo/etude
  • Keyboard solo/etude

Athletic Bands

All students can audition for the UTM Athletic bands. Placement auditions for non-music majors are held during the pre-season "Band Camp". Contact Director of Athletic Bands, Dr. Bill Waterman or visit the Athletic Band Site for more information.

 

Please contact Dr. Shane Jones, Director of Percussion, with any further questions.

 

Events

Wed.
Oct. 24

Keith Aleo - Zildjian
1:00 PM

Wed.
Oct. 24

Zildjian Cymbal Testing Event - Keith Aleo
5:00 PM

Sun.
Oct. 28

Hohner Porter Senior Recital
12:00 PM

Thu.
Nov. 15

UTM Alumni Hang PASIC
10:00 PM

Mon.
Nov. 19

Seksion Maloya - Guest Artist
1:00 PM

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