The Master of Music in Conducting degree program is designed for the professional preparation of conductors, with options in choral, orchestral, and wind literature. The curriculum includes individual instruction in the techniques of conducting, score preparation, rehearsal preparation, and rehearsal techniques as well as significant conducting experience with the University ensembles.
The Master's in Conducting requires full-time enrollment. Conducting students must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Orchestra, Chapel Singers, and Bel Canto rehearse from 11:00-12:50. Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band rehearse from 4:00-5:50. These groups perform community outreach events and host festivals on weekdays throughout the year.
The conducting degree requires 32 credits distributed as follows: