Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting

Through continued development of performance skills and overall musicianship, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in conducting or teaching, or doctoral study. Students receive individual conducting lessons and regular podium time with the orchestra.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • 2 undergraduate conducting courses
  • Previous conducting experience

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements.

Required Courses

8313

Intro to Graduate Study I

2

8314

Intro to Graduate Study II

1

73xx

Music History elective

3

72xx

Music Theory elective

3

72xx or 73xx

Music Theory or Music History elective

3

8841/8846

Instrumental Ensembles

4

8673

Advanced Choral Conducting

2

8674

Advanced Conducting (Band)

2

8674

Advanced Conducting (Orchestra)

2

8775

Orchestral Repertory (2+2)

4

8970

Graduate Recital (1+1)***

2

7xxx-8xxx

Electives**

2

 

Total

30

Additional Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • No more than one course with a grade lower than B- may count toward completion of the degree.

* A minimum of three credits each are required in both theory and history.

** Electives may be 7000-level or higher music or non-music courses, chosen with consultation with the advisor

*** Conducting majors must present two conducting recitals, each 45 minutes in length, or the equivalent, in large ensemble conducting appearances.

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