Wind Conducting

Wind 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..

All wind conducting applicants must submit a prescreen portfolio via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

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.
  • Non-native English speakers must also submit their TOEFL or IELTS score by December 1. Your prescreening will not be reviewed until English Proficiency has been met.

Review of prescreening 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.

Questions? Call 812-855-1372 or email

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