D.M.A. - Conducting

Important Dates

For priority consideration for funding (GTAs or fellowships), Graduate Applications must be completed by:

January 15th, 2018

(All Degrees Programs)

April 1st, 2018

(Summer MM-Music Educ ONLY)

Preferred graduate audition days:

February 16, 2018

Conducting & Jazz Performance auditions

February 17, 2018

All other area auditions

Submissions will be reviewed starting on January 15, 2018.

Among numerous other emphases in the graduate program, the Glenn Korff School of Music offers both a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting.

Applicants to the conducting program should be individuals who wish to join a community of scholars, performers and pedagogues dedicated to the study and practice of conducting as an applied performance medium. Enrollment in the conducting studio is intentionally limited and auditions are competitive. Typically, the studio includes a small number of students (a variable combination of M.M. and D.M.A. candidates), therefore a high degree of musicianship, scholarship, and professionalism, as well as an engaging interpersonal style are essential. The objective of the program is to develop skillful, expressive conductors who are prepared to succeed in both professional and academic settings.