The mission of the Master of Music Degree in Instrumental Conducting is to prepare musicians to enter the music conducting profession and/or pursue doctoral studies. The Master of Music degree program in Instrumental Conducting provides students with opportunities for advanced instrumental study, analysis of style, development of technique and musicianship demonstrated through the ability to conduct ensembles. Our principal focus is on the development of high-level performance skills that will enable a student to pursue a career as a professional conductor/musician.
The program objectives are:
- To provide students with the highest quality training possible to bridge academic training into entry-level careers as professional artists;
- To provide students with performance opportunities that develop and demonstrate the integration of musicianship and performance practice;
- To assist students with identifying opportunities and preparation for competitions, internships, apprenticeships and other professional venues for the classical artist.
Candidates must possess and demonstrate an unquestioned gift of musical leadership based upon broad experience with instrumental ensembles. Advanced orchestration must be included in the program. Admission requirements include a baccalaureate degree in conducting or performance, accumulated practical experience with instrumental ensembles, and experience equivalent to an undergraduate requirement in orchestration. Enrollment in this major is only by special permission.
|Applied Conducting Lessons||8|
|MIP 812||Master's Recital||1|
|Select one of the following to match the culminating project:||1|
|MM Recital Program Notes Preparation|
|Recital Paper Preparation|
|Select one of the following as a culminating project:||2|
|Master's Recital Paper|
|Masters Advanced Recital|
|Other Studies in Music|
|MCY 628||Music Bibliography||3|
|MTC 717||Analytical Techniques||3|
|Musicology or Approved Elective||3|
|Music Education /Pedagogy or Approved Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||31|