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Summer Percussion Seminar
Application & Audition Requirements

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About this Program

Eligibility

In order to be admitted to the Summer Percussion Seminar, you must:

  • have prior percussion training
  • have reached the age of 15 by the start of the program
  • not have graduated from high school (consider applying to our BM Percussion program) 
  • be available for the entire two-week program

Successful applicants are seriously considering music as a major area of college study.

Application Timeline

Application Timeline

 All application materials are due by February 1, 2018.

Application Fee & Waivers

Application Fee

The $50 application fee is nonrefundable and must be paid through your application status page upon submission of your application. Your application is not considered complete until the fee has been received. 

Application fee due by February 1, 2018.

Your Application Materials

Your Online Application

Your application must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline. To begin, create your Juilliard Admissions Account, gather all of the required application materials, and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Start your online application

Your Video Audition

For your video audition to Juilliard's Summer Percussion Seminar, you are required to perform four solo works, as described below, as well as a short introductory video - for a total of 5 videos. Additional submissions will not be viewed.

  1. Introductory Video
    Please provide a video introduction. State your name, age, where you are from, and a brief overview of your background as a percussionist. 

  2. One snare drum solo or etude of your choice
    Suggested composers: Delecluse, Cirone, Peters. Concert style etudes are preferred over rudimental style.

  3. One timpani solo or etude of your choice
    Suggested composers: Hochrainer, Woud, Firth, Delecluse. Solos that demonstrate traditional orchestral musicianship are preferred over solos with a lot of extended techniques.

  4. One two-mallet solo or etude of your choice
    Suggested works: a movement of J.S. Bach's Violin Sonatas and Partitas, G.H. Green rags, solos from MassChap Xylophone Collection. If you use a transcription (like Bach) for one of your mallet solos, please use a contemporary solo for the other.

  5. One four-mallet solo or etude of your choice
    Suggested works: a movement from J.S. Bach's Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Cello Suites, or Lute Suites; works from the Intermediate Marimba Masterworks books; and works suggested here. If you use a transcription (like Bach) for one of your mallet solos, please use a contemporary solo for the other.

The suggested works listed above are just that - suggestions! Works not listed here are acceptable, as well. 

Additional Requirements

Applicants with Disabilities

The Juilliard School seeks to facilitate the full participation of applicants with disabilities in the audition process. The School makes reasonable accommodations or adjustments for qualified individuals with known disabilities in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). 

Juilliard will not make pre-admissions inquiries as to whether or not a student has a disability; however, applicants with documented disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the audition process must notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) in writing by the appropriate deadline

You will be required to submit documentation of your disability to OASDS; this information will be kept strictly confidential. You must complete the following forms in order for the school to accommodate your specific needs:

  • Applicant Release of Disability Related Information Form 
  • Audition Accommodation Request Form

Decisions & Enrolling

Decisions

You will receive notification of your admissions status via email during the month of March. Upon review of video auditions, the faculty will select 16 percussionists for acceptance. A short waiting list will be established at that time.