I level Diploma Percussion

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Test 1 checks instrument skills and candidate’s music experience. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.

Test 1
1) Performance of at least 3 etudes with different techniques, or other pieces, among the following instruments: 
a. SNARE DRUM: pieces chosen by the candidate shall include snare drum technique, with dynamics and tempo changes, ornaments and accents as per the following examples:
– M. Peters, Intermediate Snare Drum Studies
– M. Goldenberg, Modern School for snare drum
– A. Cirone, Portraits in Rhythm
b. TIMPANI: pieces chosen by the candidate as per the following examples:
– H. Knauer, Paukenschule vol. 1
– S. Goodman, Modern Method for Tympani (da pag. 46)
– R. Hochreiner, Etüden für Timpani vol. 1
c. MARIMBA/VIBRAPHONE/XILOPHONE: medium difficulty pieces chosen by the candidate on a instrument with 2 or more mallets as per the following examples:
– M. Goldenberg, Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba Vibraphone – 39 Studi
– D. Friedman, Vibraphone technique, dampening and pedaling
– W. Schluter, Solobook for vibraphone vol. 1
– J. S. Bach, percussion instruments transcription by A. Buonomo
2) At least 15 minutes music program performance including:
a. MULTIPLE PERCUSSION: pieces chosen by the candidate for multiple percussion:
– N. Rosauro, 10 Beginning Studies for multiple percussion (dal n. 4)
– D. Agostini, Metodo per batteria vol. 1/5
b. ORCHESTRA EXTRACTS: performance of easy orchestra extracts from opera-symphonic repertoire
3) Performance of a major scale and its minor with arpeggios, chosen by the candidate (minimum 2 octaves range).
4) Sight-reading of a piece chosen by the commission.
The commission reserves the right to interrupt the audition at any moment.

Test 2 (Theory, rhythmic and music perception)
1) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the treble clef. Difficulty with complex rhythmics appropriate to the instrumental or vocal repertoire up until the 1900s.
2) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the seven clefs. Medium difficulty
3) Sight-singing of a melodic solfège. Short extracts modulations and transposition (one pitch up or down).
4) Music dictation of a short melody with accidentals.
5) General music theory questions.

N.B.: candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with a TRPM (Theory, rhythmic and music perception) level A certification of preparatory courses (Preaccademico) issued by Conservatorio Rossini or by one of its certified partner schools, or if awarded with “Licenza di Solfeggio” certification of old-degree system (vecchio ordinamento) issued by any recognized Institution.

Test 2 (Piano practice)
1) Performance of two studies of difficulty not inferior to Czernyana 1 (from n.25 on), Beyer (from n. 75 on), or chosen from other collections and methods of equal difficulty level.
2) Performance of two pieces, of which one compulsory by Bach or another Baroque composer (Telemann, Couperin, etc.)

Motivational interview.