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Requirements for the Percussion major

Bachelor of Music / Classical Percussion Major

1. Preselection

For the pre-selection, a total of 3 uncut videos showing artistic presentations have to be submitted with the application. The total duration of the 3 videos should not exceed 20 minutes. The following requirements apply:

  • Snare drum. 1 uncut video.
    • The windmill, from preliminary drum roll to rolls in various dynamics; in addition, 1-2 études from the method books of Knauer, Hochrainer, Delecluse, Goldenberg or Kruger, etc., of a moderate to high level of difficulty.
  • Timpani. 1 uncut video.
    • Tympani: Tuning instruments to concert A on the piano, optional solo piece or 1-2 études by Knauer, Hochrainer, Krüger or similar piece, of a moderate to high level of difficulty.
  • Rod playing. 1 uncut video.
    • Optional solo piece or etude by Goldenberg, Keune, Delecluse or similar, difficulty level medium to difficult.

2. Presence Examination

The presence examination includes the following parts:

  • Artistic presentation in the main subject: the same repertoire requirements apply as in the preselection. The same works may be presented as in the preselection.

  • Artistic presentation in the piano minor: Two pieces of your choice have to be prepared.

  •  A short reflective talk related to the artistic presentation.

The examination board reserves the right to make a selection from the prepared pieces.

Note: Candidates should expressly note that the program in the classical Percussion major at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf does not necessarily include the drum set.

After passing the presence examination:
Written exams in music theory and aural skill training.




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