The key to any successful percussion program is the establishment of a minimal degree of accomplishment for each successive student. To this end the following jury levels have been established to help guide students through the performance portion of the percussion program.
Level I: Adequate performance of intermediate literature (notes, rhythm) in three areas; major scales up to 3 flats and sharps. Must have passed this level by semester two for continuation in the program.
Level II: Professional performance of intermediate literature (phrasing) in three areas; all major scales
Level III: Professional performance of moderately difficult literature in two areas with the third at Level II; all major and minor scales; root position chords; Firth Webrhythms. This level must be met to pass the Evaluation Forum.
Level IV: Professional performance of junior level literature in two areas with the third area at Level III; modes; 12 bar blues progression. This is the Junior Recital Level.
Level V: Professional performance of senior level literature in three areas; seventh chords
Level VI: Professional performance of graduate level literature in two areas with the third area at Level V
Level VII: Professional performance of graduate level literature in three areas
Level VIII: Professional performance of the most advanced literature in three areas
Three areas include:
Note that keyboard sightreading will be required at every jury. For seniors and graduate students the sightreading will utilize four mallets.
All UNCP music majors must complete a barrier exam upon completion of their third semester of private study. Percussion students must be able to meet jury level III to complete this exam. Percussion requirements for this exam are:
1-2 Two Mallet Solos
1-2Four Mallet Solos
1-2 Concert Snare Pieces
1-2 Rudimental Snare Pieces
Selected Timpani Solos or Etudes
All music performed must equal approximately 15 minutes of performance for the Evaluation Forum.
In addition to these performance requirements the student must be able
to talk about their pieces and composers in a scholarly manner during
Furioso and Valse
Yellow After the rain
Funny mallets Books
The Noble Snare
Memories of the Seashore
My Lady White
Raga no. 1
South of Jupiter
The Noble Snare
Wind in the Bamboo
Rosauro, Sarmientos and other Concerti
Suite for Vibes
Two Movements for Marimba
King of denmark
And Points North
Reflections on the Nature of Water
The Final Precipice
Steal the Thunder
Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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