Audition Information

Percussion Studio Auditions will be held September 7th and 8th
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

The audition consists of four parts:
1. Snare Sight Reading (30-45 sec)
2. Mallet Sight Reading (30-45 sec)
3. Personal Prepared Piece (45-90 sec)
4. Interview

Playing part of an old solo or show music for your prepared piece is perfectly acceptable!
Alternatively, if you do not know what to play, you can pick an excerpt from the pieces we've uploaded here

The instruments available for the prepared piece are: Snare, 3-Octave Practice Marimba, and Drumset. If you need anything else, send an email to mattrunyon@tamu.edu with the request and we will see if we can arrange for it. We will have sticks and mallets available for the instruments. Feel free to bring your own instrument to audition on as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can audition?
Any student currently taking a class at the Texas A&M campus is eligible to audition.

I can't make the audition time, how do I reschedule?
Contact us at tamu.percussion.studio@gmail.com to setup an alternate audition time.

Do I need a car?
No. Although our rehearsals are currently at member's off-campus housing, many students arrange rides with other members.

What is the time commitment required for Studio?
Each ensemble rehearses for 1 hour, once a week. Rehearsal times are usually Sunday-Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm. Each member is required to be in at least 2 ensembles, but you can sign up for more. We also require you attend 2 soccer games and 1 gig per semester. For soccer drumline we will play short cadences and are required to stay for the entire game. Gigs are events for the community that usually take around an hour of commitment time. Gigs can be at any time depending on when we are asked to play.

How social is this organization?
Percussion Studio is a very social organization. Many of us are best friends with each other. We have social events throughout the semester and thoroughly enjoy spending time with each other.

Are there mallet parts in Percussion Studio ensembles?
Yes, however they can be limited at times because the instruments are so expensive.


More questions?
Contact any of the student officers