Required Pre-Audition Screening Video Footage (uploaded to SlideRoom)
Beginning with applicants for admission in Fall 2019, applicants must submit video footage recorded within the past 12 months adhering to the following guidelines:
(1) Approximately 10 minutes of rehearsal footage demonstrating the applicant’s abilities teaching, assessing, coaching, and developing ensemble skills.
(2) Approximately 10 minutes of performance footage from the ensemble’s perspective (conductor’s face is visible) demonstrating the applicant’s abilities as a creative colleague and performer.
There is no restriction as to the profile of the ensemble (elementary, middle school, high school, college, professional/military, community). The applicant should select the footage that illustrates their best work in partnership with the ensemble. Careful consideration should be given to the quality of the repertoire and suitability for the ensemble’s skills and for graduate conducting study.
The pre-audition screening process must be complete (materials submitted and reviewed) by January 15. Therefore the application deadline for Conductors is for all intents and purposes earlier than it is for other programs within the Glenn Korff School of Music.
Each pre-audition screening video will be assessed by the major adviser for the appropriate conducting sub-category (choral, orchestral, band), plus one additional conducting faculty member.
Applicants should confer with the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Pete Eklund ( firstname.lastname@example.org), regarding the literature to be conducted for the audition, and the date and time of the audition. The audition will include vocalizing the choir, rehearsing the choir, an interview with the choral faculty, and a brief singing exercise.