Orchestral Conducting

Orchestral conducting audition requirements

Master of Music (M.M.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)

In response to the ongoing global pandemic, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.

Please note: we are no longer able to hold on campus auditions for invited applicants. Please see below for more information. (Updated: 12/17/2020)

Non-native English speakers must submit their TOEFL by December 1, 2020. Your prescreen will not be reviewed until English Proficiency has been met.


Submit the following via the JSOM Supplemental application by Dec. 1.

  • Video recording of a performance or rehearsal that displays your conducting proficiency
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Repertoire list, including:
    • Works conducted in performance, including date and group
    • Works prepared, including when and for whom
    • Works assisted, including when and for whom
    • Works studied

Updated 12/17/2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic and updated campus restrictions, we are no longer able to hold live in-person auditions in March. In lieu of in-person auditions, your prescreen recording will now also serve as your audition.

Upon review, select applicants will be invited to a second round of interviews with the faculty in late February/ early March. Screening decisions will be sent via email by early-mid January.


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