Master of Music in Wind Conducting

Through focus on practical conducting skills while integrating the academic areas of theory, history and pedagogy, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in conducting or teaching, or doctoral study.  Conducting and teaching opportunities include three concert ensembles, assisting with courses in basic conducting, score reading, and rehearsal techniques, and working and traveling with athletic bands, including Marching Mizzou.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Two 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 or 8674

Advanced Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)

2

8674

Advanced Conducting (Band)

2

8689

Band Techniques

3

8770

Band Repertory

3

8970

Graduate Recital (1+1)***

2

7xxx-8xxx

Electives**

2

 

Total

30

Additional Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam General Info
  • See degree specific guidelines on this page to the right
  • 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.