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 2022.

Judges for the live Mock Audition will include Jason Ginter, Jean-Baptiste Leclère, and John Tafoya. 

Deadline to apply for the Mock Audition is September 30, 2022.

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, 2022. Applicants can join PAS, or renew their membership here.

PASIC REGISTRATION

All applicants must be registered to attend PASIC 2022 in order to apply for the Mock Audition. Applicants can register for PASIC 2022 here.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

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

Timpani

  • Mozart 39 – 1st Movement, Opening Adagio through measure 21
  • Beethoven 9 – 1st mvt 513-end (Coda)
  • Tchaikovsky – 4th Symphony – first movement – Ben Sostenuto (7TH BAR AFTER R) TO BAR BEFORE V
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (second movement: Letter S–Letter T and two before Letter Z–end)
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
  • Applicants will submit a preliminary video that is recorded in one continuous, unedited take by September 30, 2022.
  • Semi-finalists will be selected from the preliminary round to participate in the LIVE Mock Audition at PASIC 2022 on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • Finalists will move on to perform once more on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

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 2022:

SEMI-FINALS & FINALS REPERTOIRE LIST

Timpani

  • Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra

    – 4th mvt. Pick up to reh 43 – 51

    – 5th mvt. Reh 549-573

  • Beethoven 1 – 3rd mvt pick up to reh A – trio
  • Beethoven 9 –

    – 1st mvt 513-end (Coda)

    – 3rd mvt. Reh F to H

  • Brahms 1 – 4th mvt, Coda
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (second movement: Letter S–Letter T and two before Letter Z–end)
  • Mahler – 7th symphony: Movement 5, Rondo-Finale: Opening (reh 223) to 4 before reh 224, 3 bars after reh 259 to reh 260 and 3rd bar of reh 290 to reh 291
  • Mozart 39: 1st Movement, Opening Adagio through measure 21
  • Martin – Concerto for Winds: 6TH BAR OF #18 TO 7TH BAR OF #22
  • Schuman – New England Triptych: Opening of the first movement through bar 13
  • Strauss – Rosenkavalier (From the Orchestra Suite): Quick Waltz, starting 5th bar of 62 to 5th bar of 71.
  • Tchaikovsky – 4th Symphony — first movement – Ben Sostenuto (7TH BAR AFTER R) TO BAR BEFORE V
  • Wagner – Lohengrin, Act 3 – Reh 44 to the downbeat of Reh 45.