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Wind Symphony Audition Requirements

  • Grades 9-12
  • NYSSMA Level 6 For All Woodwind & Brass Auditions


  • Snare Drum:
    • Perform orchestra-style roll pp-ff-pp
    • Perform 3 rudiments of choice (refer to NYSSMA manual)
    • Solo and Sightreading
    • You may be asked to demonstrate basic skills on tambourine (with head), triangle, and hand cymbals
    • Demonstrate ability on mallet percussion and timpani (if any... see below)

  • Timpani:
    • Perform roll pp-ff-pp
    • Demonstrate pitch awareness through pitch matching
    • Solo and Sightreading

  • Mallet Percussion:
    • Major Scales
    • Solo and Sightreading
    • Four mallet playing optional