Music: Conducting M.A.

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Music: Conducting M.A.

Program Overview

The master of arts in conducting option offers the opportunity for in-depth study of either instrumental or choral conducting. The program is intended for those who wish to improve their skills and knowledge for use in the school classroom or to prepare for doctoral programs in conducting.


Curriculum & Requirements

Completion of the program requires a conducting recital and/or significant performances with one of the major university ensembles. A comprehensive oral examination will include discussion of the recital music, appropriate score identification, and questions focused on music history, theory, or education, to be determined in consultation with the members of the candidate's oral examination committee.

All of the Master of Arts in Music options require 30 credit hours as well as a final project for completion of the degree. 

MUSI 831Advanced Instrumental Conducting (3 semesters of either)6
or MUSI 832 Advanced Choral Conducting
MUED 983Instrumental Literature and Its Performance3
or MUED 995 Special Projects
MUSI 991Research Seminar (conducting recital)3
Supportive Courses in Music
MUSI 955Introduction to Bibliography3
MUSI 994Theory Seminar3
MUSI 959Musicology Seminar3
Select nine credits of the following:9
Select 2-9 credits of MUED 841; MUED 845-MUED 851
MUED 855
Vocal Pedagogy
MUED 871
Marching Band Methods
MUED 865
Instrumental Music Methods
MUED 895
Special Studies
MUED 996
Foundations and Perspectives of Music Education
Select 1-9 credits of MUSI 841-MUSI 864
Total Credits30

Concentration and Supportive Courses are required; other electives are possible.

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