Apply for the PASIC Mock Audition!

Presented each year at PASIC, the Mock Audition is a valuable opportunity to learn from renowned symphonic percussionists from around the world.

The Process

The Mock Audition is open to all college-aged students. Applicants will be required to submit a preliminary video that is recorded in one continuous, unedited take. From there, semi-finalists will be chosen to participate LIVE at PASIC 2021.

Judges for the Mock Audition include Ted Atkatz, Braham Dembar, John Kinzie, George Nickson, and Matthew Strauss.

Deadline to apply for the Mock Audition has been extended to September 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their application status by October 8, 2021.

Participation Details

PAS MEMBERSHIP

All applicants must be current members of the Percussive Arts Society at the VIP, All Access, or International individual level through November 30, 2021. Applicants can join PAS, or renew their membership here.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend PASIC 2021, you must be able to verify that you are, or will be, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending PASIC, November 10-13, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving the vaccination, you will need to email pasic2021@pas.org in advance with proof of your exemption. No one will be able to receive their PASIC badge or wristband without being vaccinated or submitting advance proof of exemption.

PASIC REGISTRATION

All applicants must be registered to attend PASIC 2021 in order to apply for the Mock Audition. Applicants can register for PASIC 2021 here.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

All applicants will be required to submit a preliminary video consisting of the following repertoire:

Xylophone

  • Kodaly – Hary Janos Suite, movement VI, opening 12 measures, rehearsal 7 (8 measures)
  • Schuman – Symphony #3, measures 230-244

Glockenspiel

  • Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rehearsal 17 – 20, rehearsal 22-24

Snare Drum

  • Delecluse Etude #9, measures 1-24
  • Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherezade, Movement III, rehearsal D, rehearsal F-G & Movement IV, rehearsal P – R

Tambourine

  • Dvorak – Carnival Overture, beginning to rehearsal C
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
  • Applicants will submit a preliminary video that is recorded in one continuous, unedited take by September 30, 2021.
  • Semi-finalists will be selected from the preiliminary round to participate in the LIVE Mock Audition at PASIC 2021 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
  • Finalists will move on to perform once more on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
PRIZES

Prizes for the Mock Audition include the following:

  • Pearl Philharmonic Snare Drum, S1030LS stand, and padded bag
  • A pair of Zildjian 18″ Symphonic K hand cymbals
  • A pair of Sabian Artisan hand cymbals
  • Sabian Artisan Suspended Cymbals
  • Two sizes of Sabian Triangles
  • Luft and Pearl Orchestral Tambourines
  • Assorted Innovative Percussion Orchestral Mallets
  • Assorted Freer products

Post Application

Individuals that apply should prepare the following repertoire in the event that they are selected to participate in the semi-finals round at PASIC 2021:

SEMI-FINALS & FINALS REPERTOIRE LIST

Marimba

  • Bach –  solo work of the candidates choice – no more than 2 minutes

Xylophone

  • Kodaly – Hary Janos Suite, movement VI, opening 12 measures, rehearsal 7 (8 measures)
  • Schuman – Symphony #3, measures 230-244
  • Messiaen – Oiseaux Exotiques – rehearsal 6-7, rehearsal 26-28

Glockenspiel

  • Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rehearsal 17 – 20, rehearsal 22-24
  • Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty, Waltz, measures 144-176

Snare Drum

  • Delecluse – Etude #9, measures 1-24
  • Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherezade, Movement III, rehearsal D, rehearsal F-G, & Movement IV, rehearsal P – R
  • Schuman – Symphony #3, measures 143-165
  • Shostakovich – Symphony #10, Mvt. II, rehearsal 98 – End

Tambourine

  • Dvorak – Carnival Overture, beginning to rehearsal C
  • Chabrier – Espana rehearsal L-M

Cymbals

  • Tchaikovsky – the Nutcracker, Dance of the Mirlitons, Rehearsal C-E
  • Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, Letter E for 12 measures