Wind Conducting

Wind conducting audition requirements

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

The following audition information is for the 2020-2021 school year. In response to the ongoing global health crisis, we are currently reviewing our audition procedures for the 2021-2022 school year to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19. Please check back for updates!

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

  • 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.

Review of materials will begin in January and finalists will be invited to campus in February or March for a live audition with one of the Jacobs School of Music concert wind bands.

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