Master of Music
Doctor of Music Arts
曼哈顿音乐学院交响乐活动主任。American Composers Orchestra和波兰歌剧院艺术总监。
Ronnie Oliver, Jr.
德克萨斯理工大学合唱指挥硕士以及博士，师从Robert Baar, Gerald Welker, Vincent LaSelva,和Kenneth Davis
Applicants should send representative video of their work in conducting. The repertoire and the group being conducted should be clearly identified in the videos and in your email to the conducting counselor. If possible, show complete movements with contrasting styles and tempi
Three videos of contrasting repertoire thatshow different styles, time periods, and tempi
One video of a rehearsal with an ensemble
Video footage should clearly show your gestures and your face. Applicants may be asked to submit additional video or other information during the audition process.
Those applicants who pass the prescreen audition will be invited to come to New York for an in-person audition in March. The repertoire for auditions will be sent to you by the conducting counselor a few weeks prior to your audition. The repertoire will include some orchestral excerpts, at least one passage of recitative, and an aria. The ensemble at your audition will be comprised of 2 pianists, a violinist, and/or a singer. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate some very basic keyboard and score reading skills. A short interview will follow. Applicants who live far from New York City may request a video audition, though a live audition is always in the best interest of the applicant.
Applicants should upload a total of 4 videos in the following order:
One video showing rehearsal of a Renaissance, Baroque or Classical era work
One video showing performance of a Renaissance era a cappella work
One video showing performance of a Baroque or a Classic era work
One video showing performance of a piece of your own choosing
The camera should be pointed straight at you in all videos, rather than the ensemble, so that faculty can observe your gestures and expressions.
Those applicants who pass the prescreen audition will be invited to come to New York for an in-person audition in March. Applicants will have a 20 minute audition followed by a brief interview with the conducting faculty. The audition is broken down as follows:
Applicants will have 10 minutes to rehearse/conduct 2 standard choral pieces; the applicant will be notified of the 2 pieces at least 1 month prior to their audition
Applicants will have 10 minutes to teach and rehearse an a cappella SATB contemporary piece of his/her choice; applicants will need to supply the music at the audition
Applicants who live far from New York City may request a video audition, though a live audition is always in the best interest of the applicant.