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Thomas Burritt presents the 2015 TMEA All-State Audition Tutorials

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Thomas Burritt Earning a position in one of the Texas All-State bands is a very highly regarded accomplishment. The audition process consists of several extremely competitive rounds, which may be quite a difficult task.  Those who become selected will have the honor of performing at the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio, TX.  

Innovative Percussion artist, Dr. Thomas Burritt, has compiled a series of video clips that outlines preparation techniques of the Texas All-State audition materials. Dr. Burritt is Professor of Percussion at the University of Texas-Austin.

For information on the audition materials for this year, please visit the TMEA website at

Percussion - Keyboard (Two-Mallet)
"Etude No. 28" from
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone by Morris Goldenberg


Percussion - Keyboard (Four-Mallet)
"Birchbrook" from
Marimba: Technique Through Music by Mark Ford

Percussion - Snare Drum
"Etude No. 4" from
Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Mitchell Peters

Percussion - Timpani
"Etude No. 14" from
Studies in Copper: 15 Orchestral Etudes for Timpani by Alex Orfaly