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Manhattan School of Music's orchestral conducting program gives students extensive experience with MSM ensembles.

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies

  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS)

Program Details

The conducting program provides training for graduate students who intend to become professional conductors, along with courses for graduate and undergraduate students who wish to develop the skills and sensitivities required for many musical disciplines.

The conducting major is offered for Graduate and Professional Studies Certificate students only. The program in orchestral conducting is highly selective, allowing each student extensive experience with MSM ensembles.

Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures By Program

Handbook for Current Students

Conducting Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Conducting
MSM Academic Catalog

Success Stories

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  • Apr 5, 2023 Conducting
    MSM doctoral student Glenn Alexander II is music director of the musical Anastasia national tour
  • Oct 11, 2022 Conducting, Piano
    MSM alumnus, conductor, pianist, and composer Kristjan Järvi is featured in respected Estonian World publication
  • Jun 21, 2022 Conducting, Jazz, Vocal Arts
    MSM faculty member Damien Sneed receives rave review from the New York Times

“I’m working with industry professionals, and learning skills I would never have the opportunity to learn at another college or conservatory. I’m absolutely so thankful to be able to attend such an amazing conservatory.”

BM '21


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