The College of Arts and Architecture

Conducting

All conducting programs require a pre-screening process before an invitation to audition is offered. Please scroll down for information regarding your specific conducting area.

Band/Wind Ensemble

Send a DVD recording of yourself rehearsing a band or wind ensemble. The recording should be 10-15 minutes in length, and the applicant should be facing the camera. International applicants must speak in the English language.

Send to:

School of Music Graduate Admissions
The Pennsylvania State University
233 Music Building
University Park, PA 16802-1901

All application materials will be reviewed by the appropriate faculty members. The most qualified applicants will then be invited to the University Park campus for an interview and an audition conducting a University band. For specific information regarding degree requirements, click here.

Instructor: Dennis Glocke

814-863-3986

drg8@psu.edu


Choral

Send  a DVD recording of yourself rehearsing a choir. The recording should be 10-15 minutes in length, and the applicant should be facing the camera. International applicants must speak in the English language.

Send to:

School of Music Graduate Admissions
The Pennsylvania State University
233 Music Building
University Park, PA 16802-1901

Alternatively, recordings may be submitted electronically. To do this, go to www.youtube.com and create an account (if you do not have one). Upload your video following the instructions provided. Under the video settings, choose "unlisted", and email your video's link to cak27@psu.edu.

All application materials will be reviewed by the appropriate faculty members. The most qualified applicants will then be invited to the University Park campus for an interview and an audition conducting a University choir. Invited applicants will also be asked to perform on their major instrument/voice and to demonstrate functional keyboard skills. For specific information regarding degree requirements, click here.

Instructor: Christopher Kiver

814-863-4400

cak27@psu.edu


Orchestral

Note:  This program will not be accepting students for the 2017-18 academic year. Auditions for the 2018-19 year will occur in February-March 2018.

Send a DVD recording of yourself conducting an orchestra. Either a rehearsal or a performance is acceptable. The recording should be 10-15 minutes in length, and the applicant should be facing the camera. If rehearsing, international applicants must speak in the English language.

Send to:

School of Music Graduate Admissions
The Pennsylvania State University
233 Music Building
University Park, PA 16802-1901

After a review of all application materials, the most qualified applicants will be invited to the University Park campus for an interview and an audition conducting a University orchestra. Applicants who are invited to audition will also be required to demonstrate skills at the keyboard (reading a Bach chorale in four clefs), ear-training, transpositions, and knowledge of orchestral repertoire. For specific information regarding degree requirements, click here.

Instructor: Gerardo Edelstein

814-863-9635

gfe1@psu.edu