Mock Auditions

PASIC 2017 Mock Audition

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017
4:00PM Room 204

5 finalists will be selected to perform live at PASIC in Indianapolis, IN. Participants 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.

Grand Prize:
NEW Majestic 14×5 Prophonic Brass Snare Drum

Additional Prizes:
1 Grover G2/GS German Silver Tambourine
1 Grover TR-6 Super-Overtone Triangle
1 Grover PTC Pro Triangle Clip
1 Grover TR-BS  Brass Tubular Beater Set
2 Grover Rock Maple Woodblocks ( 7” & 9”)
Sabian 18” HH Sus Cymbal
Zildjian Crash Cymbals
Black Swamp Percussion Pro Concert Castanets w/ Case
Black Swamp Percussion Castanet Machine Frame

2017 Mock Audition Required Repertoire

Snare Drum:

Prokofiev: Lt. Kije (Reh. #1 to #2)
Rimsky Korsakov – Capriccio Espanol (Mvt. IV, beg. to 10 after L)
Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherazade (Mvt. III, D-G)
Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherazade Mvt. IV P-U)
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 (Mvt. II: 98 – end)


Copland: Appalachian Spring (5 after 48 to the 5/8 measure)
Gershwin – Porgy and Bess (Opening Passage)
Kabalebsky: Colas Breugnon 9 to 12 & 8 after 35
Messiaen: Exotic Birds (#6 to #7)
Kodaly: Hary Janos (Mvt. VI: beginning to #1 & #10 to end of the Mvt.)


Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice (17 to 24)
Respighi: Pines of Rome (13 after #7 until the end of the Mvt.)
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (5 after 140 to 177)

Marimba Solo:

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite in G; Allemande (no repeats)


Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (32 to 18 before 33)
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet (2 before O for 12 measures &/or
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet 20 measures after S for 7 measures)


Chabier: Espana (L to 4 before M)
Stravinsky – Petrouchka 1947 (3 after 201 to 206)

2017 Mock Audition Judges

Jeremy Branson, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Peter Kogan, Minnesota Orchestra (retired)

John Kilkenny, George Mason University

Braham Dembar, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

John Kinzie, Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Paul Berns, Proctor, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

2016 Mock Audition Participants

Mock Audition Application Process

2017 applications are currently closed:

  • Finalists will be notified of their selection by October 5, 2017
  • All participants must be pre-registered for PASIC.

Thank you to the following companies who have generously donated prizes to the 2017 Mock Auditions