Graduate Conducting Audition Requirements

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All Frost School of Music applicants must submit a prescreening audition, uploaded to SlideRoom, by December 1.

Choral Conducting

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  • Applicants for all degrees

    The prescreening must include:

    • A video that demonstrates 10 minutes of rehearsal and 10 minutes of performance. The camera should face the conductor so the committee can easily see the conductor's gesture and face. (The video may be from a current rehearsal/performance period, or from a previous year if the applicant does not have access to a live choir due to Covid restrictions.)
    • If invited to audition, it will be determined whether auditions will be held virtually or in person near the application deadline. Applicants will be notified of their invitation, and given a list of repertoire to prepare at that time.

Instrumental Conducting

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  • Orchestral Conducting

    The prescreening must include:

    • A video that demonstrates three works from a rehearsal or concert, not necessarily complete performances. The camera should face the conductor so the committee can easily see the conductor's gestures and face  
    • A video of your performance on your major instrument

     

    Interviews and live auditions will be held February 3 and February 4. Applicants will be contacted by faculty to schedule an audition/interview if approved, once a preliminary review of your supplemental application has been completed. If invited to audition, applicants must prepare:

    • Bright Sheng: Tibetan Swing (score will be provided to the applicants who are invited to audition) 
    • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 

  • Wind/Band Conducting

    The prescreening must include:

    • A video that demonstrates three works from a rehearsal or concert, not necessarily complete performances. The camera should face the conductor so the committee can easily see the conductor's gestures and face  
    • A video of your performance on your major instrument

     

    Finalists will be contacted by faculty after a review of prescreening videos is complete and will be notified of the audition repertoire at that time. 

General Information

  • All application requirements can be found under Application & Program Requirements
  • If invited to campus for a live audition, students will receive information directly from the department