The MM in Conducting with a choral emphasis provides a rigorous study of score analysis and preparation; conducting skills, emphasizing confidence and poise with clear and expressive gestures; rehearsal strategies and techniques, which includes the ability to connect with both music and musicians in a manner that results in compelling musical performances. It exposes students to a wide variety and large number of scores from each stylistic period, focusing on both sacred and secular works.
The degree is designed for the student who has had previous conducting experience, and who wishes to pursue advanced studies to be a more fully-equipped teacher in public or private education; or to move on towards doctoral study. The program emphasizes the development of advanced musical understanding and skill, as well as those personal traits and abilities required of the conductor who champions musical excellence. Not available for summers-only study.
Program Requirements: 32 hours of course work, recital, final oral examination. Complete requirements may be found in the university graduate catalog.
For additional program details, please contact Andrew Crane.
Complete admissions information can be found in the “Admissions and Aid” pages for graduate applicants.