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Interview and portfolio requirements

Applicants for AYO's Words About Music, Orchestral Management and Sound Production programs are offered an interview.

All applicants for AYO’s Composition, Words About Music, Orchestral Management and Sound Production programs are asked to provide a portfolio.

 


Interview requirements


All Words About Music, Orchestral Management and Sound Production applicants will be interviewed via telephone or Skype by the relevant program tutor. Interviews are roughly 15 minutes in length, and will involve a short discussion about your career aspirations and reasons for applying to the program.

 


Portfolio requirements


Applicants will also be asked to provide a portfolio of supporting materials. Portfolios and interview results are completely confidential and will not be discussed outside AYO, nor will they be made available to any other organisation.

Sound Production

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background and any previous experience (although this is not a requirement) in the area of sound production.
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of sound production, and explain your reasons for applying to the program. (Maximum A4 page)
  • Any additional information that you feel is relevant to your application.

Words About Music

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, work experience, interests and any significant publications. (Maximum 3 x A4 pages)
  • Written statement
    Statement explaining why you would like to be a participant of the Words About Music program. Please also include your aspirations with regard to broadcasting, music journalism, criticism, marketing, communications etc. (Maximum 250 words)
  • An example of excellent writing
    Submit one piece of what you consider to be good writing about music (for example a concert review, feature, passage of prose from a book, blog commentary etc). Provide a brief statement discussing what you like about this particular example and what makes it well-written (250–500 words)
  • Potential in social media
    Provide a statement discussing what you consider to be an effective use of social media to communicate about music (250–500 words)

Orchestral Management

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background, employment and any previous experience in the area of arts administration or orchestral management.
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of orchestral management, and your reasons for applying to the program (Maximum A4 page)
  • Any additional information that you feel is relevant to your application.

Composition

  • Curriculum Vitae
    This should include your educational background, musical background, and any previous experience in the area of composition.
  • Written statement
    Tell us about your aspirations within the field of composition, and explain your reasons for applying to the program
  • Two recent compositions
    For each composition please provide a full score and, if available, a recording
  • List of compositions
    Please include a list of your compositions to date and provide details on any relevant performances of your work