The Mock Audition will take place on
Thursday, November 14 at 2:00PM in Room 205

About the Mock Audition

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

5 finalists will be selected to perform live at PASIC in Indianapolis, IN. Finalists will receive direct written and oral feedback from the panelists. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the winner, with additional prizes distributed to 2nd-5th place finishers.

The 2019 Mock Audition will take place on Timpani.
Judges: Tim Adams, Ted Atkatz, Jeremy Branson, Peter Kogan, and John Tafoya

Mock Audition Application Process

The Mock Audition is open to university students. Deadline to apply for the Mock Audition is September 30, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their application status by October 7, 2019.

To participate in the Mock Audition:

  • All applicants must be active PAS Members
  • All applicants must be registered to attend PASIC 2019
  • All applicants must provide a one page résumé listing relevant orchestral experience as a timpanist and/or percussionist, degrees (completed or in progress), teachers, summer festivals, awards, and any other information the applicant wishes to share

Required Repertoire

Selected participants will be required to prepare assigned sections of the following repertoire:

  • Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra (mvt. IV and V)
  • Beethoven 1 (3rd mvt.)
  • Beethoven 9 (1st mvt. coda)
  • Brahms 1 (4th mvt. coda)
  • Mahler – 7th Symphony (mvt. 5, Rondao-Finale: OPENING #223 to 4 before #224, 3 bars after #259 to #260, and 3rd bar of #290 to #291)
  • Martin – Concerto for Winds (SOLO – 6th bar of #18 to 7th bar of #22)
  • Mozart 39 (1st mvt.: Opening Adagio through measure 21)
  • Schuman – New England Triptych (Opening of 1st mvt. through bar 13)
  • Strauss – Rosenkavalier (from orchestral suite, quick waltz: starting 5th bar of #62 to 5th bar of #71)
  • Tchaikovsky – 4th Symphony (1st mvt. – Ben Sostenuto: 7th bar after ‘R’ to bar before ‘V’)