Conducting

Plan of Study: Conducting

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The conducting program provides specialized programs for graduate students who intend to become professional conductors, and courses for undergraduates who wish to develop the skills and sensitivities required for many musical disciplines.

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Choral Conducting Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 64

  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Adv Choral Conducting (CD2911)
    2 cr
  • English for Singers (EN2101)
    2 cr
  • Score Reading Seminar (CP2181)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Form & Analysis (CP2172)
    3 cr
  • Chorale Repertoire (CD2931)
    2 cr
  • Symphonic Chorus/Chamber Choir (VX0060)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
17 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Adv Choral Conducting (CD2912)
    2 cr
  • English for Singers (EN2102)
    2 cr
  • Score Reading Seminar (CP2182)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Form & Analysis (CP2171)
    3 cr
  • Chorale Repertoire (CD2932)
    2 cr
  • Symphonic Chorus/Chamber Choir (VX0060)
    1 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
17 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Adv Orchestral Conducting (CD2011)
    2 cr
  • German for Singers (GR210)
    2 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Symphonic Chorus/Chamber Choir (VX0060)
    1 cr
  • General Electives
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
15 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Adv Orchestral Conducting (CD2012)
    2 cr
  • German for Singers (GR2102)
    2 cr
  • Music History Electives (MH1000-2999)
    3 cr
  • Symphonic Chorus/Chamber Choir (VX0060)
    1 cr
  • General Electives
    2 cr
  • Jury
    0 cr
  • Recital
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
15 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Students working towards this degree are required to attend five Setting the Stage professional development workshops before graduation.

Sample Schedule for Master of Music / Orchestral Conducting Major

Total Curriculum Credits: 61

  • Major Lessons (CS6000)
    5 cr
  • Conductor’s Orchestra (CS2010)
    3 cr
  • Orchestral Music: Baroque/Classical (MH2610)
    3 cr
  • Graduate Form Analysis (CP2171)
    3 cr
  • Orchestral Entrepreneuship (ME1600)
    2 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Fall:
16 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Conductor’s Orchestra (CS2010)
    3 cr
  • Orchestral Music: Beethoven/Present (MH2620)
    3 cr
  • Graduate Form Analysis (CP2172)
    3 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    3 cr
  • Concert Attendance (CA1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury or Adjudicated Performance
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 1, Spring:
17 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Conductor’s Orchestra (CS2010)
    3 cr
  • Score Reading Seminar (CP2181)
    2 cr
  • Orchestration (CP2201)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Fall:
14 cr
  • Major Lessons
    5 cr
  • Conductor’s Orchestra (CS2010)
    3 cr
  • Score Reading Seminar (CP2182)
    2 cr
  • Orchestration (CP2202)
    2 cr
  • Graduate Electives
    2 cr
  • 5 Setting the Stage Workshops (ME1000)
    0 cr
  • Jury or Adjudicated Performance
    0 cr
Total Credits for Year 2, Spring:
14 cr

NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Course Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Course Catalog here.

Students working towards this degree are required to attend five Setting the Stage professional development workshops before graduation.

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