Classes in the Master of Music, Music Education - Conducting Specialization are designed for current middle school and high school choir, band, and orchestra directors who seek to further their personal knowledge and conducting skills while earning a master’s degree, completing most of their course work in three summers. The two-week conducting seminar (four credits each summer) includes daily conducting opportunities in all three disciplines with a workshop orchestra, band, and choir, providing further hands-on training. All participants learn to conduct in all three disciplines.

In addition, each student takes three, 3-credit academic classes (music history, analytical techniques, and music research), one 3-credit music education course (Foundations of Music Education), and three, 1-credit seminars on various topics of interest to music educators. These courses are either offered on campus during the summer or online during the school year.

The complete program consists of 30 credits. A maximum of six credits of academic courses can be transferred to your graduate program from NASM-accredited universities pending approval by your advisor and the Graduate School.

Effective Summer 2011

MU 510Foundations of Music Education3
MU 518Post-Tonal Analytic Techniques3
MU 527AConducting Seminar: Level I4
MU 527BConducting Seminar: Level 24
MU 527CConducting Seminar: Level 34
MU 534Music of the Romantic Era3
MU 630Methods of Music Research3
MU 695BIndependent Study: Conducting2
Electives3
MU 671Graduate Recital1
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.