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Auditions: Instrumental • Piano • Voice • Percussion • Lion Pride Drumline

If you have any questions about appropriate audition repertoire, please feel free to contact us for help.

Awards:   Music

Spring 2017 Audition Dates:

February 17, 2017

April 7, 2017

Request more information

Or contact us to schedule your audition: 
Ms. Rita Boyer 
Department of Music, MSSU
3950 E Newman Road
Joplin MO 64801








Percussion Program

Studio Audition:

    • Required Elements
      • Snare Drum: Perform one concert and one rudimental solo or etude
      • Keyboard Percussion: Two and four mallet solos or
        etudes by Peters, Musser, Bach, Abe or others, Major Scales and Arpeggios
      • Timpani: Solos or etudes by Beck, Forth, Hinger or others
    • Optional Element: Rudimental (Peters, Pratt, Markovich or others)

Drum Set:

  • Stylistic Component: Students should be prepared to perform examples from all of the following areas:
    • Swing (moderate and up-tempo feels)
    • Ballad (demonstrating brush techniques)
    • Latin (Bossa Nova and Samba)
    • World Music (Afro-Cuban, Reggae)

Lion Pride Drumline

Registration for the 2017 Lion Pride Drumline Audition Camps will be open later this spring. Registration is required; Registration infor will be posted soon.

Audition materials will only be available to those who fill out the registration form. If you have any questions please direct them to Dr. Ricardo Espinosa or to  Chase Neely, drumline instructor.