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Drum Set and Percussion Audition Information

Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department

In your audition you must demonstrate the following:

  • Jazz swing groove
  • Rock groove
  • Funk groove
  • Several Brazilian and Afro-cuban grooves including bossa nova, samba, mambo
  • Jazz waltz
  • Several styles with brushes


Prepare one piece to perform such as "Portraits in Rhythm" by Anthony Cirone. Snare drum is preferred for the audition.

Sight Reading

Sight reading on a snare drum will be assessed during the audition.

Schedule your audition.

There are three audition dates for the Fall 2013​ Application process:

  • Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Friday, April 5, 2013

To schedule an audition time, please contact Todd Reid at or (303) 910-4757.

While students are encouraged to perform "live" auditions, this is not always possible for out-of-state students. Out-of-state students who cannot attend a live audition may submit a recorded audition.  Recorded auditions must contain the type of repertoire listed above and be five to ten minutes in length. Recordings will not be returned. Please contact Todd Reid for further details.

Audition Deferment

An Non-Audition Application Form is used for non-audition track Music Business and Recording Arts students. This document is also available at in the Arts Building, Suite 288 or at: 



The MEIS Department no longer accepts General Musicianship minors.


Please contact the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Office at or call (303) 556-3480 with any questions.

Drum Set and Percussion Audition Information​