Pre-screening – submitted via Acceptd：
1、Rehearsal: Approx. 10’, camera positioned from the choir’s perspective
2、Performance: 15′ maximum, of at least two contrasting works
Bach, Cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 (Carus Verlag)
Beethoven, Mass in C Major, Op. 86, “Kyrie” or “Gloria” (Breitkopf)
Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, Movt. I or IV (Peters)
Handel, Messiah, “And the glory of the Lord” or “Surely He hath borne our griefs” (Novello)
Haydn, Mass in D Minor “Lord Nelson,” “Kyrie” or “Gloria” (Schott, ed. Robbins Landon)
Hindemith, Six chansons, ”Un cygne” (Schott)
Mozart, Requiem, K. 626, Süssmayr completion, “Introit,” “Kyrie,” “Lacrymosa,” or “Hostias” (Bärenreiter)
Schütz, Die mit Tränen säen (Bärenreiter)
Stravinsky, Mass (Boosey & Hawkes)
Verdi, ‘Va, pensiero’ from Nabucco
Applicants must submit a prescreening recording of a performance or rehearsal that displays their conducting proficiency. In addition, please submit a repertoire list, clearly indicating the following:
1. Works conducted in performance (including date and group)
2. Works prepared (when and for whom)
3. Works assisted (when and for whom)
4. Works studied
Invited applicants should prepare the following pieces for the personal conducting audition:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2, Mvt 1
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet (complete)
Copland, Appalachian Spring, #6-16 and #35-51.
Puccini, La Bohème, Act I, Rodolfo’s aria “Che gelida manina”
Students interested in applying for graduate degrees in Wind Conducting must complete the online graduate application process. In addition to this application, all candidates must submit a video recording of a rehearsal. The camera should be positioned so that comments made to the ensemble are very clear and audible and conducting gestures, body posture and facial expression easily seen.
The recording should be approximately 20-30 minutes long. In addition, please include the following information in either your video recording or on a separate sheet: Name, Current Position, Brief Overview of Educational and Professional Background, and Detailed Information on the Works Rehearsed and Ensemble Being Rehearsed. The video recording must be submitted online.
Doctoral Students only: Submit a writing sample, either an analysis of a major wind band piece or an equivalent article based on some area of research applicable to wind band repertoire.