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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.

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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 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 9 and Saturday, May 7.

The April 9 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.