SCBDA Region All-State Auditions

Junior Battery Audition:
Snare Rudiments+Keyboard Scales(20 points)
Mallet Solo
+Snare Solo(30 points)
Sightreading [Region | All-state] (30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

Junior Timpani Audition:
Timpani Tuning*(20 points)
Timpani Solo
(30 points)
Sightreading [Region|All-State](30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

Clinic Battery Audition:
Snare Rudiments + Keyboard Scales(20 points)
Mallet Solo+Snare Solo(30 points)
Sightreading [Region | All-State](30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

Clinic Timpani Audition:
Timpani Tuning*(20 points)
Timpani Solo(30 points)
Sightreading [Region|All-State](30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

Senior Battery Audition:
Snare Rudiments + Keyboard Scales(20 points)
Mallet Solo + Snare Solo(30 points)
Sightreading[Region | All-State](30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

Senior Timpani Audition:
Timpani Tuning*(20 points)
Timpani Solo(30 points)
Sightreading[Region|All-State](30 points)
Overall Technique (15 points)
Terms(5 points)

*Timpani tuning will not be judged separately, but in conjunction with the tuning of the SOLO and the two Sight-Reading selections. If tunings are exactly duplicated in the sight-reading selections and/or solo, the judges may hear other tunings to ensure three different ones. The tuning of the timpani will be judged before the student plays the etude, and in the case of the sight-reading, the pitches to be tuned will be written on the outside of the sight-reading folder in musical notation. The student’s tuning can then be evaluated before the student opens the folder to begin studying the sight-reading. This process is to be repeated for the second sight-reading example. Each sight-reading selection accounts for 15 points. The player will also perform a fp crescendo-decrescendo roll for 5 points. This will be the equivalent of the winds’ chromatic scale. Click HERE for a notated fp crescendo-decrescendo timpani roll

All students will be allowed 40 seconds per tuning session (all drums in 40 seconds, not 40 seconds per drum), totaling 2 minutes for all tuning required for the audition.
Junior tunings will include perfect fourths and fifths only. Clinic and Senior tunings could use all intervals for tuning.

NOTE: Reference pitches for tuning Timpani may only be obtained from a tuning fork or pitch pipe. Students are not allowed to use a mallet instrument to obtain their reference pitches.

Overall Technique for percussion will be the equivalent of the tone score for wind instruments. The technique score will be given at the end of the audition and will reflect the student’s overall level of sound quality and general approach to performing percussion music.
Timpani Solo

2017 Frith Percussion