Audition Procedures

M.M. AND D.M.A. IN WIND CONDUCTING

  1. Apply to The University of Georgia Graduate School as soon as possible: grad.uga.edu
  2. Apply to the School of Music for admission and assistantship: music.uga.edu
  3. Submit (via Decision Desk) the following pre-audition materials by December 1, 2017:
    • Personal Statement of Purpose
    • Reflective Essay
    • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
    • List of 3 references with contact numbers and e-mail addresses
    • Two page analysis paper (MM and DMA: Lincolnshire Posy-Percy Grainger mvts I and 2)
    • Video footage of both rehearsal and performance (about 15 minutes each; frontal view)
    • Audio recordings of at least 2 contrasting works performed by your own ensemble, or an ensemble you have conducted and rehearsed
    • Repertoire list of works conducted and/or studied
  4. Live Audition/Interview: Repertoire-Theme and Variations (Schoenberg) and Colonial Song (Grainger)
  5. Interview and meeting (including philosophy of teaching/conducting/performance)
  6. Meeting with conducting faculty (wind, choral, orchestra), and graduate conductors
  7. Aural skills and musical knowledge assessment
  8. 15-20 minute audition with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, including rehearsal
  9. Interview with the graduate committee (conducting, theory, musicology faculty)

Auditions for Fall 2018 admission will most likely be held in February, 2018. You will be notified by Dr. Turner of the admission recommendation shortly thereafter. Final official acceptance and assistantship offers will come from the University.

Please feel free to ask any questions: cjturner@uga.edu using the subject line “Graduate Conducting Application.”