1. K-State home
  2. »Arts and Sciences
  3. »Music, Theatre and Dance
  4. »Music
  5. »Percussion Studio
  6. »Audition FAQ

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Percussion Studio

Kurt Gartner, D.A.
Professor of Music
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
130 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6899 fax

Audition FAQ

Q: When are music major/minor acceptance auditions?
A: Auditions for acceptance as music major or minor (and potential music scholarships) are held on the KSU campus during the academic year on scheduled dates and at any time of year (by appointment).  If using one of these primary dates, you may schedule your audition through Administrative Assistant Teri Breymeyer - mus@ksu.edu or 785-532-3800. Schedule an audition on any other dates directly with Kurt Gartner - kgartner@ksu.edu or 785-532-3808. Scholarship funds are available through the Music Program as well as University Bands, and this audition is evaluated for scholarships from both sources.

Q: What do I need to play for a major/minor acceptance audition?
A: At a minimum, you must demonstrate proficiency in three of the following sixcategories:

  1. snare drum (rudimental or concert)
  2. keyboard (marimba, vibraphone, etc.)
  3. timpani
  4. multi-percussion (concert percussion, electronic percussion etc.)
  5. hand drums/world percussion
  6. drum set

It is to your advantage to audition on instruments of more than three categories. You will perform a prepared solo or etude and sight reading on each instrument. (Styles demonstrations are also useful on drum set.)

Music Logo