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 "Acceptd" at https://app.getacceptd.com/ugamusic) the following pre-audition materials by December 1, 2019:
    • Personal Statement of Purpose
    • Examples of 3 concert programs you would design for a beginning to intermediate high school band (MM candidates only)
    • Example of 3 concert programs you would design for a liberal arts college ensemble made up of majority non-music majors and a top-tier college ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate music majors (DMA candidates only)
    • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
    • Three letter of recommendation including contact numbers and e-mail addresses of your recommenders
    • Two page analysis paper (MM and DMA: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (revised edition)-Stravinsky)
    • 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 (approx. 30 minutes)
    • Repertoire list of works conducted and/or studied
  4. Live Audition/Interview: Repertoire-Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 revised edition  (Stravinsky) and Serenade in B Flat ("Gran Partita")  Live audition date: Thursday, January 23, 2020.
  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

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.”