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Conducting, M.M.

Making the Music Happen

To conduct. To shape a diverse group of musicians into a coherent, disciplined, and vibrant whole. To truly value and champion the collaborative aspects of music-making. To be a leader: disciplined, self-motivated, and demanding.

We encourage musicians with these interests to consider the master of music degree in conducting. Building on a long tradition of excellent performing ensembles, the Greatbatch School of Music seeks to shape motivated, dedicated musicians into conductors with outstanding musical understanding, solid technical preparation, effective rehearsal techniques, and broad stylistic expertise.

Graduate conducting candidates should demonstrate strong technical gifts and solid musical and academic accomplishment. Admission to this curriculum is highly selective, with only one or two candidates per year admitted in each area (vocal and instrumental).

Program Objectives

To produce graduates who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:

  • service as musical leaders within their local and regional communities, educational institutions, and musical organizations.
  • undertaking the establishment of a professional career via auditions, competitions, and further conducting experiences.
  • beginning doctoral studies in conducting.

Degree Requirements

Choral Conducting

Instrumental Conducting

Major Areas

Major Areas

Choose from among the following for a total of 2 credits:

Other Studies in Music

CHOOSE FROM AMONG THE FOLLOWING FOR A TOTAL OF 6 CREDITS:
CHOOSE ONE MUSIC HISTORY COURSE AND ONE THEORY COURSE.

Other Studies in Music

Choose from among the following for a total of 6 credits:
Choose one music history course and one theory course.

Humanities

Humanities

Electives

Electives