Choral Department


Pre-Screening Materials

Dr. Barron Breland

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When submitting your application materials to the Admissions and Financial Aid office, please include the following pre-screening materials. For more information on submitting these materials, please see the Admissions and Financial Aid website.

1. Resumé/Curriculum-Vita, which should include:

     a) Musical training/education
     b) Jobs (include non-musical positions if they have been significant)

2. Repertoire List, clearly indicating:

     a) Works conducted in performance (including date and group)
     b) Works prepared (when and for whom)
     c) Works assisted (when and for whom)
     d) Works studied

3. Video

     a) Rehearsal: Approx. 10', camera positioned from the choir's perspective
     b) Performance: 15' maximum, of at least two contrasting works

4. Short Essay/Statement of Purpose

     Describe your entry into the field of choral conducting, significant milestone of motivation, and your aspirations in the field. No longer than one page preferred.

5. Prospective DM Students only: A writing sample, either a course paper or program notes, which demonstrates fluency and aptitude in written English.