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Auditions: Instrumental | Piano Voice Percussion | Lion Pride Pep Band

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

Awards:   Music

 

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Ms. Rita Boyer 
417-625-9318 
Department of Music, MSSU
3950 E Newman Road
Joplin MO 64801

 

Instrumental

  • Prepare two pieces of contrasting style and tempo that show your musical ability.

  • Your prepared pieces could be: a solo, movements from a solo, or an etude.

  • Memorization is not required

  • An accompanist is not required
  • Memorization is not required.

  • An accompanist is not required.

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Piano

  • Prepare two pieces of contrasting style and tempo that show your musical ability.

  • It would be helpful if you could play one of your selected pieces from memory
  • You may be asked to sight-read a piece or play at least one major scale

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Voice

  • Prepare two pieces of contrasting style and tempo that show your musical ability.

  • Memorization is recommended but not required
  • You may bring your own accompanist or one will be provided.  If you do not bring your own accompanist, please bring an extra copy of your music.  The Music Department cannot make copies of your music. Taped accompaniment is acceptable.

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Percussion Program

The studio audition is one of the most important steps for admission into the music program. Auditions are conducted in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

Applicants should present their highest level of ability on snare drum and mallets and at least oneof either timpani or multiple percussion. Prepare solos selected from the standard literature and be ready to sight read:

Studio Audition:

  1. Snare Drum (Perform one concert
    and one rudimental solo or etude)

  2. Rudimental (Peters, Pratt, Markovich or others)

  3. Concert (Benson, Colgrass, Cirone, or others)

  4. Keyboard Percussion (Two and four mallet solos or etudes by Peters, Musser, Bach, Abe or others, Major Scales and Arpeggios)

  5. Timpani (Solos or etudes by Beck, Forth, Hinger or others)

  6. Multiple Percussion (Udow, Kraft, or others)

Drum Set:

Stylistic Component: Students should be prepared to perform examples from all of the following areas:

  1. Swing (moderate and up-tempo feels)

  2. Ballad (demonstrating brush techniques)

  3. Latin (Bossa Nova and Samba)

  4. World Music (Afro-Cuban, Reggae)

Lion Pride Pep Band

The Missouri Southern State University Lion Pride Brass Pep Band performs on campus at men's and women's basketball games during regular play and post-season tournaments.

Registration for the 2016 Lion Pride Drumline Audition Camps is now open. Registration is required; To register, please click REGISTER   . Our audition camps will be help on campus at MSSU in Phinney Hall from  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, May 7.

The Missouri Southern State University Lion Pride Brass Pep Band performs on campus at men's and women's basketball games during regular play and post-season tournaments. Registration for the 2016 Lion Pride Drumline Audition Camps is now open. Registration is required; To register, please clickThe April 16 camp will be educational in nature and prospective members are encouraged to try different instruments to find the best fit. The actual audition will take place at the May 7 camp. Your presence at both camps is strongly recommended. There is no cost to audition, though lunch is not provided (typically the group heads to a local fast food restaurant and begins getting to know one another).

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.

 An audition consists of a prepared solo or etude, sight-reading, and major scales. Lion Pride Brass is open to any MSSU Lion Pride Marching Band student. 

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