Conducting Auditions

Please go to the appropriate website for audition information for graduate conducting degrees. Applicants must provide a video audition as described on each page:


Choral Conducting

Faculty contact:  Paul Tucker, ptucker@ku.edu  and Mariana Farah, mfarah@ku.edu


Orchestral Conducting

Faculty contact:  Carolyn Watson, carolyn_watson@ku.edu  


Wind Conducting

Applicants need not sign up for a graduate audition. Please expect to be contacted directly by the band division if invited to campus for an audition. Faculty contact: Paul Popiel, ppopiel@ku.edu


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