Graduate Conducting Audition Requirements

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All applicants must submit a prescreening audition, uploaded to SlideRoom, by December 1.

Choral Conducting Requirements

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 Requirements

Instrumental/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 gesture and face  
  • A video of your performance on your major instrument

If invited to audition applicants must prepare:

  • Brahms - Symphony #3 (all movements)
  • Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale
 

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 gesture 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 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