11 – 19 years
The Asheville Symphony Youth Percussion Ensembles consists of large ensembles and smaller chamber groups. These ensembles perform a variety of literature thus providing students with a comprehensive learning and performing experience.
While participation in the Concert Orchestra and Youth Philharmonic are separate and distinct, the Percussion Ensembles are a “laboratory” in which skills learned are “applied”. The director encourages participation in Percussion Ensembles because this brings one into contact with the most strenuous of demands ever placed upon the percussionist.
Rehearses Mondays in conjunction with the Concert Orchestra and Youth Philharmonic 5:00-8:45pm
2023-2024 Audition Details
In order to audition for the ASYO Percussion Program, we are utilizing the NCBA All-State Honors Band Audition Requirements and a combination of the following:
- Concert Orchestra or Youth Philharmonic audition requirements
- *Note – percussion are required to audition on snare, mallets, and timpani
- Selection of Rudiments (refer to https://www.pas.org/resources/rudiments)
- Additional repertoire that demonstrates your abilities on snare, mallets (2 or 4), and timpani (3 or 4 drum etude)