Drum Major Auditions
In addition to the regular leadership application and interview process, candidates for drum major will participate in a supplemental audition. This consists of five parts:
- Full Panel Interview
Candidates will answer questions before a full faculty/staff panel.
- Command Calling
Candidates will give commands for attention, stand by, parade rest, horns up, and horns down.
- Conducting Patterns
Candidates will conduct a series of patterns in various meters.
- Tempo Control
Candidates will conduct four bars at specified tempos without a metronome.
- Prepared Exercise
Candidates will conduct a prepared excerpt.
The prepared conducting exercise for 2018 can be found here: String Quartet No. 8 (score)
An audio recording of the conducting exercise can be found here: String Quartet No. 8 (audio)