Applicants should upload a total of 4 videos in the following order:
One video showing rehearsal of a Renaissance, Baroque or Classical era work
One video showing performance of a Renaissance era a cappella work
One video showing performance of a Baroque or a Classic era work
One video showing performance of a piece of your own choosing
The camera should be pointed straight at you in all videos, rather than the ensemble, so that faculty can observe your gestures and expressions.
Those applicants who pass the prescreen audition will be invited to come to New York for an in-person audition in March. Applicants will have a 20 minute audition followed by a brief interview with the conducting faculty. The audition is broken down as follows:
Applicants will have 10 minutes to rehearse/conduct 2 standard choral pieces; the applicant will be notified of the 2 pieces at least 1 month prior to their audition
Applicants will have 10 minutes to teach and rehearse an a cappella SATB contemporary piece of his/her choice; applicants will need to supply the music at the audition
Applicants who live far from New York City may request a video audition, though a live audition is always in the best interest of the applicant.