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Jazz Audition requirements for Junior Level (Transfer) Drum Kit Players


Auditioning Drum kit players will be required to play a variety of rhythmic styles and will sight read excerpts from jazz band literature accompanied by jazz faculty. If the auditioning drum kit player has experience improvising jazz on secondary instruments including the vibraphone, guitar, piano or bass, he or she will perform two pieces in contrasting tempos, keys and styles from either the Freshman or Junior Level Repertoire Lists. Drum kit players admitted to the SDSU Jazz Studies program as jazz studies performance majors will take private lessons on drum kit and a secondary harmonic and/or melodic instrument which could include vibraphone, guitar, piano or bass.