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Master of Music in Conducting

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M.M. in Conducting Degree Requirements

The degree candidate must present a final project consisting of a public choral or instrumental program. A recital preview is left to the discretion of the faculty members of each division. In divisions with no preview requirement, the option is still available to students and faculty members. Divisions must approve the recital content well in advance but no less than three weeks before the recital date. The candidate must file a professional-quality CD recording of the final recital with the School of Music before the final examination is scheduled.

A program of study in band and orchestral conducting (minimum of 30 hours) is as follows:

Advanced conducting and score-reading 10-12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 11-12
Electives 3-6
Recital 0
Oral examination 0
  • Band and orchestral conducting majors must be enrolled in an ensemble during each semester of residence.

A program of study in choral conducting (minimum of 30 hours) is as follows:

Choral conducting/score reading (must include COND 811) 6-8
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 11-12
Choral literature 6
Seminar conducting/rehearsal 3-6
Electives 1-3
Recital 0
Oral examination 0
  • Choral conducting majors must be enrolled in an ensemble during each semester of residence.

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