Percussion

Arizona State University Sun Devil Percussion

 

Fall Auditions 2018

Welcome Percussionists! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students who are interested in auditioning for the Sun Devil Percussion section. This section has grown significantly in the past few years and we are excited to share that with you. Please read the following material, as this information will be critical for you. Any further questions regarding the percussion section can be directed to me.

Sincerely,

Roberto Paz, 
Arizona State University Director of Marching Percussion (rvpaz@asu.edu)

 

Audition Process

The fundamental exercises provided are essential for a successful percussionist. Every musical passage should be carefully learned at any given tempo with a variation of heights for the musician. This will help the performer understand the exercise at a higher level. Every percussion section should be ready to play any of these to demonstrate their skillset and abilities to the staff.

The rhythm exercise and the general exercises provided will demonstrate the fundamental skills applied into a musical element. The staff will be able to have an understanding of your ability. Please prepare and expect to perform this music. 

  Friday, August 10th

  5:00pm - 6:00pm

   Registration

 

  6:00pm - 9:00pm

   Auditions

  Saturday, August 11th 

  9:00am - 9:00pm    Auditions

Audition Location - Percussion Blockhouse

Directions to Percussion Blockhouse: From the University Drive and Rural Road intersection travel north on Rural Road. Take a right, going east, on E 6th Street toward the Verde Dickey Dome. Take an immediate left, going north again, once in the 59E parking lot. Follow the road as it travels north and then east again, soon opening up with a larger parking area on your right hand side. The Percussion Blockhouse will be on the south side of the parking lot. 

ASU Audition Books
Bass
Cymbals
Front Ensemble
Quads
Snare