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The MM in performance with a concentration in conducting presents conductors of orchestras or wind bands the opportunity to improve their art, craft and scholarship in pursuit of both professional and academic career aspirations. It is also appropriate for for public school teachers of orchestras and wind bands who want to strengthen their skills.
There are two tracks within this concentration. The wind band track is designed to meet the needs of the conductor focusing on band conducting. Required courses are specific to conducting wind bands and elective courses can be taken for further band study.
The orchestral track is designed to meet the needs of the conductor focusing on orchestral conducting. Required courses are specific to orchestral conducting and elective courses provide additional opportunities for further orchestral study.
Performance (Conducting), MM
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Spring 2018: Closed
Fall 2018: December 1, 2017
Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program and are listed below by area.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.
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