Wind Conducting

Wind conducting audition requirements

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

In response to the ongoing 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.


Prescreen required for all applicants.

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

For questions regarding graduate degrees in Wind Conducting, please call 812-855-1372 or email

Please note, in lieu of in person auditions this year, your prescreen recording will serve as your audition.

Submit a video recording, including

  • Video recording of a rehearsal (15 to 20 minutes, continuous and unedited) and performance of the piece rehearsed
  • 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.
  • Please begin the video by stating the following information: name, current position, brief overview of educational and professional background, and detailed information on the works rehearsed and ensemble being rehearsed.
  • D.M. applicants 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.

Select applicants will be contacted to schedule a live virtual interview with the faculty based on the prescreen review. Review of materials will begin in January and finalists will be invited for a live video interview in February or March.

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