Audition and Submission Requirements

Choral

Please prepare and submit video of yourself conducting, and schedule an in-person audition with the School of Music by calling (626) 815-3848. The video may be submitted via DVD (mailing address below) or YouTube.

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 David Hughes, DMA, assistant professor of choral conducting, at dhughes@apu.edu, or 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 DVD (mailing address below) or YouTube, with links emailed to John Burdett, Ed.D., director of instrumental studies, at jburdett@apu.edu, along with a repertory list of conducted wind band works.

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 DVD (mailing address below) or 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.

Mailing Address

DVDs submitted via mail may be sent to:
School of Music
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702

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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