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Percussion Auditions 2021

All prospective MRD Percussion members must submit video audition materials, and attend our in-person audition day in order to be considered for the 2021 season.  Please read below for more information.


CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the audition day information and itinerary.


Important Dates

Video Submission Deadline
June 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST

In-Person Audition Day
June 26, 2021

NOTE: We are planning for this to be an in-person audition, however we will be working with the University and both state and federal agencies to insure compliance with all policies and procedures related to COVID-19.  Any updates will be shared on this website, and via email if this information changes.

Video Audition Information

Each prospective member must submit a video audition by June 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST. Each instrument packet has its own requirements and information, which you can find below. Be sure to read all the information contained in your respective packet.





Front Ensemble


Reference Recordings

8's 112 bpm 

8's 156 bpm

Accent Tap 112 bpm

Accent Tap 124 bpm

T.G. 144 bpm 

T.G. 160 bpm

Flam Jam 104 bpm

Paradiddle Party 144 bpm

Rolls 156 bpm


All videos must be uploaded to YouTube as either public or unlisted videos (not private). Once uploaded, you can fill out our member information survey and paste your shareable link(s) at the end. If you would like to be considered for multiple instruments, you do not need to upload multiple videos (unless you cannot attend the live audition). You can find that survey here:

Link to the survey


**All prospective MRD percussionists should ALSO complete the MRD Member Form by the Video Submission Deadline, June 1, 2021.


If you have specific questions about the audition processes, please feel free to contact our instructors: 

Rick Deloney -
Reese Maultsby -

An itinerary for the Audition Day will be available in May 2021.

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