Percussion Instruments


running accreditation (to 31.12.2024). No students accepted

Programme objectives
Graduate profile
More info about admission

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Programme objectives

The programme´s task is to deepen the student´s playing technique on percussion instruments, to build up his or her solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire, to familiarise him or her with new principles of contemporary music, as well as for him or her to acquire practical experience with concert activity including his or her own dramaturgy and pedagogical grounding.

Graduate profile

A graduate of the bachelor´s programme is able to interpret musical works as a solo performer and in an ensemble; is familiar with inherent rules of historical and contemporary music, and develops them in a creative manner.He or she is prepared for work in top symphonic orchestras,as well as for pedagogical work in the field.

More info about admission

Significant talent, sense of rhythm, musical memory, interpretive imagination, developed musical ear, command of playing technique at least at the level of a graduate of the 4th year of a conservatory.

Repertoire for the entrance examination:

1) Multi-percussion set-up
One composition of the candidate´s choice from the following list or another composition of a similar level and focus.
William Kraft:French Suite
Rick Tagawa:Inspirations Diabolique
Charles Boone:The Watts Towers
Jacques Delecluse:Cinqpieces breves
David Lang: The Anvil Chorus

2) Marimba, vibraphone
One composition of the candidate´s choice from the following list or one movement of a solo concerto or another composition of a similar level and focus(at least part requiring the use of four drumsticks).
Akira Miyoshi: Conversation
Minoru Miki: Time for Marimba
Gary Burton: 6 pieces for vibraphone solo
Josep Soler: I com el cant del rossiynol
Kristina Moszumańska-Nazar:3 Concert Etudes (one of them)

3) Required works:
I. Zelenka: Cadence from Fantasy for Timpani and Drums (from memory)
D. Agostini:March-Goulé 1, 2, 3 for small drum (book no. 5)

4) Improvisation on a percussion instrument for the examination committee (3-5 minutes)

5) A short prima vista (sight-reading) examination to determine the candidate´s sense of rhythm and rhythmic memory


doc. Daniel MIKOLÁŠEK

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