1. The general and specific objectives of the subject are:

The aim of the subject is twofold: on the one hand, the training of an orchestral artist based on the modern requirements of performing arts, on the one hand, is based on a high musical instrument and versatility, and on the other hand is a high level teacher training.

2.Content of the course

Admission requirements


  • J. S. Bach: a freely chosen Preludium movement from the Cello Suites
  • a freely choosen movement
  • a 4-sticks contemporary piece (K. Abe, G. Stout)


  • a freely chosen Baroque or contemporary 4-sticks piece


  • a classical and a rudimentary etude
  • a performance piece


  • a performance piece


  • a solo or a piece with piano accompaniment sight- reading from a sheet

Content of the course:

General and special beat techniques for high-level acquisition and use of percussion instruments and their application in different musical styles.
Developing a high level of music thinking, recognizing relationships. Developing musical performers’ skills and style knowledge by analyzing and mastering works of different genres of music history.
Awakening and awareness of the need for constant self-cultivation.
The ability to motivate a person, the acquisition of pedestrian safety.

  1. Breakdown in Semesters of the Course , Control method

The purpose of the first semester is to redefine the knowledge gained in secondary school, to develop and finalize the directions of correct beat technique and sound training.

For the compilation of the curriculum for the other semesters, always include a snare drum, timpani, melodic, and Set-up pieces from the compulsory and recommended literature to suit the student’s individual skills.
Semester Control: Mainly on main subject, on a concerts and other public performances.
Every semester has a colloquium, end of the VIII. semester has a  final exam concert. Two-thirds of each semester, the combined analysis and evaluation of the productions of students preparing for mainstream and chamber music performances as interpretive practices.

Exam Program:

  • an etude on snare drum, timpani
  • an movement of baroque pieces
  • 4 sticks solo pieces for marimba or vibraphone
  • an movement of concerto or performance piece with piano accompaniment
  • a performance piece on snare drum and timpani
  • a set-up piece

Final Exam Program:

  • a slow and fast movements  of a Baroque work
  • a four-sticks solo piece or a concert with marimba or vibraphone, with piano accompaniment
  • a performance piece of timpani
  • a set-up piece
  1. List of compulsory or recommended literature

The beat development techniques:

Snare drum:
J. Delecluse: Douz études pour caisse claire
F. Macarez: 20 études pour caisse claire
C. Wilcoxon: 150 etüd; Swing solos; Finger Stroke
Goldenberg: Modern School for Snare Drum E.Keune: Kleine Trommel Schule

E.Keune : Pauken Schule J.Zegalski: 30 Etud
F.Macarez: 12 etudes pour Timpani

Stout: Ideo-Kinetics workbook
Zeltsman: Four Mallet Marimbaplaying
M. Goldenberg: Modern School for Xilofon, Marimba, Vibrafon

Performing pieces:

Melody Instruments:
J.S.Bach: Violin Sonata and Partitas; Six Cello Squares; Violin Concerts; Fluteconcerts
Creston: Marimbaverseny
Musser: Etüdök: G, C, H, h, Asz
Rosauro: Sonata; Marimbaverseny; Suite Popular Brasileira; Vibrafonverseny Bill Molenhof: Music of the Day; Mayflower; Waltz King
Charles Delancey: Rosewood Blues M. Peters: Sea Refractions
Murray Houllif: Estudio No. 1 Ross Edwards: Marimba Dances
G. Stout: Two Mexican Dances; Astral Dance; Reverie; Ode for Marimba R. O’Meara: Restles
K. Abe: Little Windows; Prism; Works for Marimba; Michi for Marimba M. Burrit: Caritas; Four Movements for Marimba
J. N. Zivkovic: Ilijas
D. Friedmann: Mirror from Another

S. Konagaya: Letter’s
J.Batigne: Caractéres
E.Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
I. Láng: 7 studii
D. Zanetowich: Stabbato staccato

R. Tagawa: Inspiration Diobolique
S. Bodeau: Trios Dances Paiennes pour Percussion et Piano E. Bozza: Rag Music
Xenakis: Rebond A, B, Psappha
Jolivet: Concerto
Ishii:13 Drums
Láng: Ütőszene
Volans: Asanga; She Who Sleep With The Small Blanket
Zombola: Szűkülő folyosó
Kitazume: Side by Side