The MM in Wind Conducting is a highly select degree program. Typically two students are in the program at a time although, in rare circumstances, exceptions will be considered.
Application must be made to The Ohio State University/School of Music (application information). In addition to the university application requirements, the student must submit a resume, a repertoire list of works conducted, and a separate list of works studied but not conducted. A video recording of a recent rehearsal and concert is also required. While there is no teaching experience required, this can strengthen the candidate’s application to this program. Similarly, submitting a recording of a performance on your major instrument can strengthen the application.
A student’s application does not guarantee an on-campus audition. If a student is granted an audition, it will consist of conducting one of the Ohio State band ensembles (repertoire to be determined on an individual basis), and a short interview with the Wind Conducting faculty.
Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis, and may not be available every year. Some of our students have had success by applying for the University Fellowship (application information). The fellowship program has high academic requirements, and application/audition deadlines must be adhered to strictly.