Audition and Submission Requirements

Choral

Please submit a video of yourself conducting via YouTube or some other media. Video should include a variety of works and, if possible, rehearsal footage. A live audition or Skype interview may also be required after the video is reviewed.

If you do not have a performance recording of your work, please record a partial rehearsal that includes full performances of several pieces (e.g. 15 minutes rehearsal/15 minutes performance). Suggested repertoire: “Jubilate Deo,” Britten; “Alleluia,” Thompson; “One May Morning,” arr. Archibeque.

For more information about expected repertoire, please contact John Sutton, DMA, chair of choral activities, at jsutton@apu.edu.

Instrumental: Wind Emphasis

Please prepare and submit approximately 10 minutes of video that includes conducting in rehearsal and performance, if available. The camera should be placed at the back of the ensemble with the focus on the front of the conductor. At the beginning of the video, include the date(s), name of the performing ensemble(s), and introduce yourself by briefly describing your goals in pursuing a graduate degree in conducting.

The video may be submitted via YouTube with links emailed to Alisa Barsegyan at abarsegyan@apu.edu along with a repertory list of conducted wind band works. A live audition or Skype interview may also be required.

Instrumental: Orchestral Emphasis

Please prepare and submit video(s) of yourself conducting. If you do not have a performance recording of your work, please record a partial rehearsal. Conducting videos should include two contrasting works for orchestra or instrumental ensemble (different time/stylistic periods.)

The video may be submitted via YouTube with links emailed to Christopher Russell, M.M., chair of performing arts and APU Symphony conductor at cprussell@apu.edu. A phone or Skype interview may also be required.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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