Instrumental Conducting Audition Information

Students must have completed a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music prior to begninning the MM in the Instrumental Conducting Program. To apply all students must:

  • Complete a satisfactory conducting audition conducting a university ensemble with approval of the appropriate conducting faculty member
  • complete a satisfactory audition on their primary performing instrument with the appropriate applied faculty member
  • Submit a score analysis of a major work
  • Schedule a personal interview with a member of the instrumental conducting faculty.


To schedule the appropriate audition please contact either:

Dr. Mark Laycock, Director of Orchestras
Dr. Tim Shade, Director of Bands

For information on specific GTA/GSA's please select from the links below:

GSA Band Clerical
GSA Orchestra Librarian
GSA Orchestra Manager

If you have any further questions, please get in touch. We are very pleased that you are considering Wichita State for your graduate studies.

Dr. Mark Laycock mark.laycock@wichita.edu 316-978-6202
Dr. Tim Shade timothy.shade@wichita.edu 316-978-6424