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Master of Music in Conducting (Band/Wind Ensemble, Choral, or Orchestral)


  • Ten hours of conducting, to include the seminar in the area of specialization (band/wind ensemble, choral, orchestral) and directed performance in conducting as appropriate
  • Completion of one seminar in a secondary area of conducting: band/wind ensemble and orchestral conductors must elect choral seminar, and choral conductors must elect orchestral seminar
  • Four hours of aural skills for conductors
  • Three hours of music theory
  • Three hours of musicology
  • Three additional hours in either music theory or musicology
  • Four hours of performance
  • Participation in an ensemble each term in residence
  • Electives to complete a total of thirty-two hours
  • Presentation of a final conducting project consisting of two or more conducting appearances, one of which must be with a School of Music, Theatre & Dance major ensemble (other appearances may be with non-major or ad hoc ensembles)

Professor Rodney Dorsey

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