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Texas Music Educators 2016 All State Audition Etudes

Texas Music Educators 2016-17
All State Audition Etudes

Featuring Dr. Todd Meehan, Baylor University

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TODD MEEHAN currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the Baylor University School of Music. He joined the faculty in 2003 and was recently honored with Baylor University’s 2010-2011 Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching. 

As an orchestral musician, Todd has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including performances under conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunther Schuller, Robert Spano, Myung Whung Chung, and Peter Oundjian. He has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and is an alumnus of the Pacific Music Festival and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. He currently serves as Principal Timpanist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra.

Todd received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Master of Music degree from Yale University. He also pursued non-degree studies at DePaul University. His principal teachers include Robert van Sice, George Frock, James Ross, and Michael Green.

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SNARE DRUM SELECTION

From Mitchell Peters’ “Advanced Snare Drum Studies”– Etude #23 (pages 46-47)

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Ted Atkatz (SATK)

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Long taper for great control and clarity at all dynamic levels. Persimmon provides the ideal density and weight for a concert stick.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .660“

TIMPANI SELECTION

From Orfaly’s “Studies in Copper – 15 Orchestral Etudes for Timpani”– Etude #1

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GEN3 Beethoven – Hard (GEN3)

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Full bodied sound with excellent clarity. Felt core.

2 MALLET KEYBOARD SELECTION

From McMillan’s “Masterpieces for the Marimba”, Sonata in E Major, Pages 28-29

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M113

M113 (M113)

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Medium soft. A general mallet that covers the lower four octaves of the marimba.

M125

M125 (M125)

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Medium hard. This is the most expressive mallet of the series and is an ideal choice for the modern marimba repertoire.

4 MALLET KEYBOARD SELECTION

From Rebecca Kite’s  “Anthology of Lute & Guitar Music for Marimba”, “Study in A” (pages 22-24)

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M113

M113 (M113)

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Medium soft. A general mallet that covers the lower four octaves of the marimba.

M125

M125 (M125)

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Medium hard. This is the most expressive mallet of the series and is an ideal choice for the modern marimba repertoire.