Entrance Tests for Percussion
In advance of the tests, you should prepare at least four pieces on these instruments:
- Snare drum: play one piece/étude of your choice that Demonstrates musical and technical proficiency
- Melodic percussion instrument (marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone): play one piece/étude of your choice, ideally using four mallets, that Demonstrates musical and technical proficiency
- Timpani: play one piece/étude of your choice that Demonstrates musical and technical proficiency
- Choice of percussion: play one piece/étude of your choice that Demonstrates musical and technical proficiency. You may choose the instrument. It can be one of the instruments you played on earlier in the test.
Record a video with an etude, a piece, or a part thereof, on either Snare Drum or Melodic Percussion (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone) of your choice. Your performance should not exceed 3 minutes, and preferably should not include any of the material you have prepared for test 2.
Duration: Approximately 3 minutes.
Test 2 – Audition main instrument at KMH
This test will take place on the KMH campus and has three parts.
- Entrance Audition
You will play the pieces described in the section on preparing for the tests.
Point scale: 0–50 points, pass requires 25 points.
- Sight Reading
You will be given sight reading tests on the snare drum and marimba, directly from the sheet music, and a small tuning test on timpani.
Point scale: 0–3 points, pass requires 1 point.
Bring a printout of your repertoire list to the audition and give it to the jury.
Test code: LS 11.1a Huvudämne klassisk musik/Main Subject Classical Music
Test time: Approx. 30-40 minutes
Assessment: The test is qualifying and a basis for selection. You can receive a maximum of 53 points. The points required to pass each part of the test are listed above.