Orchestral Conducting

Orchestral conducting audition requirements

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

The following information is for entry into the 2025-26 school year.

Prescreening Requirements

All orchestral conducting applicants must submit prescreening via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Submit the following materials:

  • Video recording of recent conducting that displays the candidate’s proficiency on the podium. It is preferred that the video recording has both performance and rehearsal excerpts, that the repertoire included is contrasting and diverse, and the conducting applicant be facing the camera.
  • A separate video recording, 2 minutes or less in duration, containing a personal artistic statement including:
    • What makes the candidate unique as a future arts leader, and
    • Short-term and long-term career goals
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae, including post-secondary musical education and any/all awards, grants, and professional engagements
  • 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
  • Non-native English speakers must also submit a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score by December 1. Your prescreening will not be reviewed until English Proficiency has been met.

Audition Requirements

  • Selection Process: Select candidates will be invited to a live audition with orchestra based on the prescreening review.
  • Notification: Invited candidates will receive an email notification with the audition date(s) and repertoire after the prescreening process is complete.


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