Age limit: 30 years
Online video-audition: April 20
Entrance examination: July 14 / 3 p.m.
The Course can be attended by percussion soloists and ensembles (until Quartet).
For the entrance examination Candidates must perform as follows:
Soloists: a program of their own choosing, about 20
minutes long, in which important XXth Century works for
solo percussion are to be included;
Ensemble (until Quartet): a program of their own
choosing, about 20 minutes long, in which important XXth Century works for ensemble percussion are to be included.
The chosen pieces must be indicated beforehand on the application form under the letter A. For the entrance examination the following instruments will be given available by the Accademia Chigiana:
- marimba five octaves
- marimba 4 octaves and 1/3
- 2 crotali (2 octaves)
- song bells
- chinese cymbals
- wood blocks
- 4 cymbals
- 2 triangles
- 2 gong
- 2 tom tom
- 4 kettledrums
- Bass drum
- Snare drum
- Tenor drum
The Course will consist of daily lessons divided in two parts: one dedicated to instrumental techniques of Twentieth Century percussion instruments literature and the other one dedicated to the study of the following pieces:
- One last bar then Joe can sing by Gavin Bryars;
- Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” by Leonard Bernstein ;
- “in C” by Terry Riley.