Orchestral Conducting

MM & DMA

Prescreening

The prescreening video should include 20–30 minutes of the candidate in rehearsal and/or performance with an orchestral ensemble. Please submit your prescreening recording online through our DecisionDesk portal. Physical DVD’s sent in the mail are not acceptable.

Live Audition

Selected applicants will be invited to audition in person, and an audition in Boston is required. The live audition repertoire will include the following works:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, all movements (with two pianists)
  • Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat, “Royal March” (with ensemble)

The live audition will also include an individual interview that will examine skills in conducting, sight-singing (in all clefs), keyboard, dictation, musical terminology, score-reading, orchestration, and analysis. Candidates will conduct an ensemble as the final part of the audition.