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Requirements for the Percussion major

1) Percussion major
Snare drum: 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.

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.

Mallet instruments: Candidates may choose a solo piece or an étude by Goldenberg, Keune, Delecluse or similar, of a moderate to high level of difficulty.

If piano accompaniment is desired, please register and bring sheet music for the pianist with you!

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. Drum set can be taken as an elective (not in the Music and Media or Audio and Video bachelor’s programs). Relevant existing knowledge is not required or assessed in the proficiency test, but is welcomed.

2) Minor: Piano
Two pieces of the musician’s choice.
In the Music and Media as well as Audio and Video bachelor's programs, there is no minor subject examination.

Music Education
In Music Education, the profiency test includes a music pedagogical colloquium in addition to the musical performance.

topics discussed here include the motivation to study instrumental

pedagogy, the significance of music and making music for life, and the

personal meaning and expressive content of the pieces performed for the


Prof. Bert Flas

Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Fischerstraße 110, 40476 Düsseldorf
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