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Please contact Dr. Jonathan Latta with any questions about the college literature.


Snare Drum

Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum – Keith Aleo
Concert Suite – Eckhard Kopetzki
Etude from "12 studies for Snare Drum" - by Jaques Delecluse
Minute of News, A
– Eugene Novotney
Stamina – Mitch Markovich
Suite for Solo Snare Drum – George Frock
Symphonic Dances – James Campbell
Three – Mike McIntosh

Keyboard Mallet Percussion


Dream of the Cherry Blossoms – Keiko Abe
Etude for a Quiet Hall
– Christopher Deane
Four Rotations for Marimba – Eric Sammut
Ilijas – Nebojsa Zivkovic
Libertango –
Eric Sammut
Michi – Keiko Abe
Polaris –
Mark Ford
– Ian Grom
Restless – Rich O'Meara
Rhythm Song –
Paul Smadbeck
Two Mexican Dances – Gordon Stout

Texas Hoedown - David Friedman,
Prelude and Blues -  Ney Rosauro, 
Morning Dove Sonnet - Christopher Deane


Alcobaça Suite – Kevin Erickson
Bushido: The Way of the Warrior – John Willmarth
Continuous Lines of Evenness – Dave Gerhart
Eight Pieces – Elliott Carter 
Raga No. 1 – Bill Cahn
Sonata for Timpani – John Beck
Sonata No. 1 – Anthony Cirone
Three Designs for 3 Timpani – Robert Muczynski
Variations for Solo Kettledrums – Jan Williams

Drum Set

Click here for a link with styles and a setup diagram.

Please visit the "rules" link at the top of the page under competitive festival for complete requirements of the drum set category. The contestant may be asked to demonstrate the following styles from memory: Afro-Cuban 6/8, ballad, bossa nova, Broadway show two, brushes, calypso, cha cha, country, cumbia, funk, half time rock feel, gospel, hip-hop, jazz waltz, mambo, medium-swing, merengue, mozambique, New Orleans street beat (second line), partido alto, rumba guaguanco, reggae, rock, samba, shuffle, songo, tango, straight-8th jazz (ECM), two-feel, up tempo swing. The contestant will be allowed to tastefully embellish the style if desired.

Percussion Ensemble


Bicksa – 
Thomas Hasenplug – 4 players 
 – John Beck – 5 players
Equal Fire
 – Paul Bissell – 6 players 
Eye Irascible – Steve Riley – 8 players
Gainsborough – Thomas Gauger – 5 players
Ku-Ka-Ilimoku – Christopher Rouse – 4 players
Overture for Percussion Ensemble
 – John Beck – 8 players
Overture in Percussion
 – Anthony Cirone – 5 players 
Sonatina – Fisher Tull – 4 players
Toccata – Carlos Chavez – 6 players


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