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University of North Texas Percussion Manual 940 369 7974 E mail Mark Ford unt edu Websites www music unt edu percussion www youtube com user untperc Fall 2013 Summer 2014 This manual of procedure is intended to be a guide for UNT percussionists majoring in Percussion Applied Performance Concert Artist or Symphony Orchestra Player Jazz Studies or Music Education Concentration Jazz Artist or Public School Teacher Other concentration areas include Theory Composition and Musicology Bachelor of Arts in Music and secondary lessons minor or elective also follow these guidelines Please read and retain the information contained in the following pages UNT Percussion Faculty Mark Ford Coordinator Percussion Area Percussion Ensembles Studio Percussion Gideon Alorwoyie African Ensembles Jos Aponte Afro Cuban Brazilian Ensembles Christopher Deane Orchestral Studio Percussion Percussion Ensembles Paul Rennick Drumline Percussion Ensemble Studio Percussion Ed Soph Drum Set Adjunct Michael Drake Drum Set Henry Okstel Drum Set Robert Schietroma Studio Percussion Ed Smith Vibraphone Gamelan Ensemble Poovalur Sriji South Indian Cross Cultural Ensemble Office MU130 Telephone E Mail 940 369 7974 Mark Ford unt edu MU113 BH 201 MU140 940 565 4113 Gideon Alorwoyie unt edu 281 433 5411 jporventud hotmail com 940 565 3714 Christopher Deane unt edu MU141 940 565 2583 Paul Rennick unt edu MU133 940 369 7536 Edward Soph unt edu MU139 214 649 0704 mike mikedrakemusic com MU139 972 241 4781 hokstel aol com MU115 817 403 2025 doc drop6 com MU114 MA113C 214 529 9319 ed smith9 gmail com BH 206 940 594 1335 sriji poovalur com MU Music Bldg MA Music Annex BH Bain Hall Audition Scholarships Entrance Auditions Live or Video Link If you have been admitted to the University of North Texas you are eligible for acceptance as a music major in the College of Music In order to be a music major you must pass an entrance audition Audition days are scheduled in January February and March See the College of Music Percussion website for dates and requirements at www music unt edu percussion Scholarships Scholarships are performance based and are most frequently awarded to on campus auditions Scholarship application forms and information are located on the College of Music website at www music unt edu Percussion music scholarships begin at 1 000 and the recipients also receive an out of state tuition waiver Secondary Lesson Auditions Students who have not passed a music audition and are seeking secondary percussion lessons must pass a placement audition during registration week of the fall semester Information will be posted on the Percussion Bulletin board After passing the audition placement in secondary lessons is based on teacher load availability Students will be contacted during the first week of classes and given a registration number if space is available Large Ensemble and Small Percussion Ensemble Auditions Wind Symphony Concert Band Symphonic Band Brass Band Classical Percussion Ensemble Auditions round one are held in August Go to the Wind Studies website at www music unt edu windstudies for audition information and to set up an audition time To enroll in a classical percussion ensemble MUCM 3617 undergraduate and MUEN 5617 graduate sections 500 501 502 you must be a percussion major and participate in the round one wind studies audition only Green Brigade Marching Band can be found on the Green Brigade website Orchestra Auditions see information on the Percussion Board Jazz Lab Band Auditions see information on the Percussion Board Indoor Drumline Auditions are held at the first class meeting MUCM 3617 undergraduate and MUEN 5617 graduate Percussion Ensembles Section 500 The UNT Percussion Players percussion majors only audition required see above Section 501 The UNT Percussion Group percussion majors only audition required see above Section 502 The UNT Percussion Ensemble percussion majors only audition required see above Section 503 Indoor Drum Line Battery audition required see above Section 504 Indoor Drum Line Pit audition required see above Section 505 Steel Band Beginning no audition required Section 506 Advanced Steel Band audition required see director Section 507 Brazilian Ensemble no audition required Section 508 South Indian Beginning no audition required Section 509 Advanced South Indian audition required see director Section 510 African Beginning no audition required Section 511 Advanced African audition required see director Section 512 Afro Cuban no audition required Section 513 Advanced Afro Cuban audition required see director Section 514 Gamelan audition required see director General Information about UNT Percussion 1 Mary Law is the Administrative Assistant for the Instrumental Studies Division and assists the percussion area with practice rentals and registration Her office is MU131 telephone 940 565 4124 2 The Percussion department and faculty e mail or post important information on a regular basis This includes information for enrollment in private lessons auditions barrier and jury sign up upcoming master classes and recitals etc Check the Percussion Bulletin board located across MU 131 for postings on a regular basis Most information will also be sent out in e mails Be sure your current e mail address local address and telephone number are on file with the percussion office Note UNT provides free e mail accounts to all registered students 3 Percussion Departmental Recitals take place on Fridays at 1 00 p m in the Recital Hall Rm 301 Their purpose is to provide students with a performance opportunity for pieces prepared with your private lesson instructor Attendance and performance is required for all students taking private percussion lessons 4 Requests for semester use of the 5 octave marimba rooms MU114 or 115 in the Music Building or Bain Hall Excerpt and Recital rooms must be cleared with Professor Ford Requests to use MU142 MU114 or MU115 for one time rehearsals etc will also be handled by Mark Ford 5 Requests to use percussion instruments must first be cleared with Professor Ford Forms are on the percussion website 6 All students taking private lessons are strongly encouraged to join the UNT Percussion Club This is a student run organization 2 Officers are nominated and voted by Club members for a one year term The purpose of this club is to provide guest artists during the semester to give clinics and concerts for club members Dues are paid each semester when students pay for their


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