Patrick Jones, D.M.A., Chair
(814) 732-2503

Debbie Rodgers, Secretary
(814) 732-2555

Music Department Audio

Scaramouche, 1st Mvt.
by Darius Milhaud
Dr. Patrick Jones, saxophone
with the Imani Winds

Concertino, 3rd Mvt.
by Jan Koetsier
Dr. Daniel Burdick, tuba
Patricia Higdon, piano

Klonos by Piet Swerts
Dr. Patrick Jones, saxophone
Dr. Kristine West Denton, piano

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Audition Requirements - Percussion


Recommended or acceptable pieces for entrance examination and Scales:

Snare Drum: 1.)performance of a solo or etude demonstating the 26 Standard American Drum Rudiments. Performance of selected rudiments may also be requested. 2.)performance of an etude from Goldenberg's Modern School for Snare Drum, Albright's Contemporary Studies for the Snare Drum, or Cirone's Portraits in Rhythm.

Mallet Keyboard: 1.) Major Scales up to four sharps and four flats. (two octaves) 2.) A two-mallet etude from Goldenberg's Modern School for Xylophone 3.) (optional) A four mallet solo piece.

Timpani: (optional). A solo piece or etude from a method book such as Goodman's Modern Method for Timpani.

Please contact Professor Amidon if you have any questions regarding the audition or equipment needed at