2019-2020 Texas ATSSB Audition Etudes

Featuring Dr. Brad Meyer, Stephen F. Austin University

2019-2020 Texas ATSSB Audition Etudes

Featuring Dr. Brad Meyer, Stephen F. Austin University

Texas All State TMEA and ATSSB Audition Etudes

Every year, thousands of high school percussion students around the state of Texas audition for District, Region, Area and All State bands. Whether they attend large high schools and perform the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) or the ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) selection of etudes, we want to give them the resources necessary to model their practice time on snare, timpani and marimba off of high quality performances. We hope you enjoy these videos, whether you're auditioning or simply wish to work on the etudes!


Featuring Dr. Brad Meyer, Stephen F. Austin University

Dr. BRAD MEYER (www.Brad-Meyer.com) is a percussion educator, artist, and composer with an extensive and diverse background. Currently, Brad is the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) where he directs the percussion ensemble and steel band (“Jacks of Steel”), teaches private percussion lessons and the percussion methods course, and is the coordinator/arranger for the SFA Lumberjack Marching Band’s percussion sections. Dr. Meyer frequently tours to universities and high schools both nationally and internationally to present recitals, workshops, masterclasses, and clinics on various topics, including: electro-acoustic percussion, contemporary marimba, concert snare drum, marching percussion, percussion ensemble, steel band, and world music.


His international performances and clinics have taken him to Austria, Taiwan, France, South Africa, and Slovenia. Brad has been an active presenter/performer at numerous festivals and conventions, including: Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Texas Music Educators Association’s national convention, Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, International Computer Music Conference, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States’ Convention, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Graz’s (Austria) Night of Percussion, Chiayi’s (Taiwan) International Band Festival, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’s Intermedia Festival, and Transylvania University’s Studio 300 Festival. Brad is a composer with several compositions for snare drum, multi-percussion, and percussion ensemble published through Bachovich Publications. Dr. Meyer is a proud endorsee of Yamaha Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Tycoon Percussion.


Vic Firth Products Used in These Performances Include:






From Anthony J. Cirone’s “Portraits in Rhythm”– Etude No. 48 – page 52

Download the JAM TRACK here (Track courtesy of Alex Tomlinson)





From Saul Goodman's "Modern Method for Tympani", Etude #60, page 63

Download the JAM TRACK (with Timpani)  |  JAM TRACK (without Timpani)





From Morris Goldenberg's "Modern School for Xylophone" - Etude XXXV, P. 90

Download the JAM TRACK (with Marimba)  |  JAM TRACK (without Marimba)

(Track Courtesy of Robbie Green)


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