Conducting M.Mus.

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YOUR DEGREE. . . The Master of Music degree in Conducting is designed for the professional preparation of conductors, with options in choral, orchestral, and wind band.

A conductor, according to the scientific connotation, is a medium or passageway through which energy is transmitted. In music, the conductor functions in a similar role, bringing music through the performers to the audience.

The Master of Music (MM) program is 30 credit program designed for the professional preparation of conductors, with options in choral, orchestral, and wind band. Mentored by dedicated and distinguished faculty, students engage in the techniques of conducting, including score preparation, rehearsal preparation, and rehearsal techniques, and gain significant experience leading university ensembles.

The curriculum includes individual instruction in the techniques of conducting, score preparation, rehearsal preparation, and rehearsal techniques as well as significant conducting experience with University ensembles.

For a full description of our programs, what they offer and how they are constructed, please download and view our Department of Music Graduate Student Handbook which includes information about each degree option from start to finish, including audition requirements for each instrument and voice type.

Please see the website for the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota Duluth for information on application at http://www.d.umn.edu/grad. All applications are processed online.

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Audition Requirements

Conducting

  1. DVD 20-30 minutes of rehearsal and performance footage from the conductor’s front in a stationary view
  2. Minimum 3-page writing sample demonstrating the candidates best writing ability and written towards a subject in conducting.
  3. Applicant may be required to come to campus for a live audition/interview.

Instrumental Conducting 2 year sequence of courses (odd year)

Instrumental Conducting 2 year sequence of courses (even year)

Conducting Vocal 2 year sequence of courses (odd year)

Conducting Vocal 2 year sequence of courses (even year)

Audition Dates:

Complete the Music application. Audition dates for the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, January 28, 2017*

Saturday, February 11, 2017*

Saturday, March 25, 2017

*Priority Audition Dates for Teaching Assistantships and Scholarship funding

Those students unable to make these dates may arrange for a different day or time by contacting;

Dee Charles at dcharles@d.umn.edu | 218.726.7890

Please call 218-726-7890 or email umdmusic@d.umn.edu with questions regarding the application or scholarship audition process.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Teaching Assistantships are available for graduate students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Application