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Lamont School of Music

Choral Conducting Audition Requirements

Audition requirements are the same for MM or AD.

For the AD, a video pre-screen of the audition materials should be submitted by December 15, 2013!

In addition to the general University of Denver and Lamont graduate application requirements (which include the TOEFL for international students), choral conducting applicants must successfully complete a live conducting auditiion.  Applicants will be invited to schedule and attend a live audition on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 or by appointment. Update (12/17/13): Due to high demand, the February 18th date is full.  New applications will be scheduled on Thursday, February 20, 2014).

The audition will consist of:

1) Audition conducting the Lamont Chorale.  Audition repertoire: Gloria from Bruckner Mass in e minor and Ruth by Paul Ayres.

2) Interview with Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Catherine Sailer

3) A written test to determine the candidate's knowledge of choral literature and score analysis skills


We strongly encourage you complete your application to the University of Denver and file the Free Application for Federal Scholarship Aid (FAFSA) form as quickly as possible. You must submit your online application to the University of Denver prior to auditioning, as we will not consider you for scholarship until your application is complete and all necessary forms submitted.


We prefer that you attend the audition date but we will work with you if you have extenuating circumstances and are unable to attend a February audition date. In this case auditions may be made by appointment by contacting Lamont Admissions or submitting an audition video.


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