Conducting Requirements: The Helen F. Whitaker Fund Conducting Program
Applicants to the Helen F. Whitaker Conducting Program should possess a strong foundation in basic musicianship, including an excellent ear. Applicants will be asked to read a J. S. Bach chorale at the keyboard from a score employing three C-clefs (soprano, alto, and tenor) and bass clef. They will demonstrate familiarity with the orchestral literature including, but not limited to, the classical symphonic repertory. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate score-reading ability in a variety of repertoire.
Applicants should be proficient on at least one instrument and display the communicative and physical aptitude for a career on the podium.