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Brian Zator presents 2013 Texas All-State Audition Tutorials

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Brian ZatorThe All-State audition process for high school winds and percussion students leads ultimately to qualification for one of seven All-State Bands that perform at the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention: ATSSB Jazz Ensemble, ATSSB Concert Band, ATSSB Symphonic Band, TMEA Jazz Ensemble, 4A Symphonic Band, 5A Concert Band, and 5A Symphonic Band.

Innovative Percussion artist, Dr. Brian Zator has compiled a series of video clips that outlines preparation techniques of the Texas All-State audition materials. Zator is the Director of Percussion and Associate Professor of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  

















First, Dr. Brian Zator presents a tutorial on this year's 2-mallet audition piece from Morris Goldenberg's Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone, "Etude V", measures 1-39.





 
Dr. Brian Zator discusses some of the technical aspects of the 2-Mallet Audition Selection
 
 Dr. Brian Zator discusses how to "Own" the 2-Mallet Audition Selection
 Dr. Brian Zator performs the 2013 2-Mallet Audition Selection
 




Dr. Brian Zator presents a tutorial on this year's 4-mallet audition piece from Julie Davila's Impressions on Wood, "Mango Bay".


Dr. Brian Zator discusses some of the technical aspects of the 4-Mallet Audition Selection
Dr. Brian Zator discusses how to "Own" the 4-Mallet Audition Selection
Dr. Brian Zator performs the 2013 4-Mallet Audition Selection
 


Below are two performances of the 2013 Timpani Audition Selection

 Audience View of the Timpani Selection
Performer View of the Timpani Selection



Finally, Dr. Brian Zator presents a tutorial on the Snare Drum Audition Selection






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