Audition Requirements are the same for MM, AD and Certificate.
By December 15, 2012, in addition to the general DU and Lamont graduate application requirements (which include the TOEFL for international students), applicants must…
1) Apply online at https://du-grad.edu.185r.net/application
a) Provide a résumé detailing previous conducting experiences
b) Depending on program of choice, submit 1-3 letters of recommendation from those who have seen the applicant conduct
2) Submit the following materials to the Lamont Audition Drop Box (http://www.decisiondesk.com/clients/lamont/apply/welcome)
a) Preliminary video recording of the applicant's conducting (no specific requirements)
b) A written statement of the candidate's availability and preferences regarding the two final round audition dates
Important Note: Only candidates whose applications are 100% complete by December 15, 2012 will be considered for the final round
1) If accepted into the final round, take a conducting audition with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra EITHER on February 4, 2013 conducting Copland Appalachian Spring, full orchestra version (complete) OR on March 4, 2013 conducting Smetana Bartered Bride Overture AND Barber Adagio for Strings OR Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1, Mvt. I
2) Interview with Lawrence Golan (on the day of the audition)
3) Take a test to determine the candidate's knowledge of the orchestra (on the day of the audition)
In preparation for the test, candidates should become intimately familiar with Norman Del Mar's book "The Anatomy of the Orchestra". Hint: Del Mar's writing style is such that he likes to state a basic principle, and then spend pages discussing the rare exceptions to that principle. The test will include questions about the basic principles, not the rare exceptions.