Clemson University Drumline

Video Audition Information

February

1

Music Available

May

23

Online Audition Workshop

Audition materials for VIDEO round will be available on website

Clemson University Drumline Pre-Audition Workshop on Zoom (P.A.W.Z.)

Meet our staff, receive personal feedback, and learn the music for the video audition!

The only thing you need is a practice pad and some sticks!

10:00am - Snares and Quads
1:00pm - Basses
2:30pm - Cymbals
3:30pm - Wrap-up session

CLICK HERE FOR FREE REGISTRATION!

June

21

Video Deadline

June

28

Audition Results

Deadline for VIDEO round audition submissions

Click here to submit your video!

Audition results announced
Those selected must report to CALL BACK auditions on Monday, August 10

August

10

Callback Auditions

August

12

Band Camp

CUD CALL BACK Auditions
8:30AM - 5:30PM
Brooks and Bellamy Theaters

Tiger Band Preseason Camp begins

Audition Tutorial

Here’s a video tutorial walking you through the audition and submission process.

2020 Clemson University Drumline Auditions

CUD is looking for players who want to be a part of the drumline as an ensemble and not just play a certain instrument. This means understanding and respecting that the Clemson Drumline is made up of 4 sections - snares, quads, basses, and cymbals - and each section is of equal importance to Tiger Band, to the music, and to our success as a unit. At Clemson, there is no hierarchy. Everybody is valued, and everybody contributes. We will accept multiple video submissions for those that are auditioning for multiple sections. Video Audition Requirements
for Each Section

Submit your Video Audition Here

Submission Process

Practice
1
Practice audition material
  • Practice the audition music until you are completely comfortable performing each requirement at the specified tempo.
  • Play with a metronome. Start slow and work your way up to the specified tempo.
Record
2
Record your video
  • Start with a short introduction of yourself.
  • Cell phone videos are acceptable IF that is the only equipment available.
  • Yes, you can use your music. No, it does not have to be memorized.
  • If you mess up, keep recording! You can only submit ONE link per instrument. If you messed up, you can always use the YouTube editing tools to cut out major errors. See our tutorial above!
  • Yes, you need to play on a drum or with cymbals. Access to instruments need to be arranged through the student’s high school or CUD.
  • Contact us at ClemsonDrumline@gmail.com, if you have exhausted all possibilities on securing an instrument and are unsuccessful.
  • Make sure we can clearly see your face, hands, and feet in the video. Move any music stands that are blocking our view.
  • Yes, you need to mark time while playing.
  • Yes, you need to play with a metronome. Make sure the metronome is audible on the video.
  • If you have any questions regarding the video requirements, contact us at ClemsonDrumline@gmail.com.
Upload
3
Upload your video to YouTube
  • Upload your video to YouTube as “Unlisted”.
  • Make any cuts and trim your video.
  • Once it has processed, copy the link for submission.
Submit
4
Submit your video link and information
  • Open the CUD Video Audition Form.
  • Fill out the information and copy/paste your YouTube video link.
  • To submit a video audition for another section, re-fill out the form and add your additional link(s).

  • ***Please double-check that all your information is correct, including your email address, phone number, and your video link.***
Wait
5
Wait for our response

You will receive an email from us containing your status for call-back auditions by June 28.