Important Dates

For priority consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, two deadlines must be met:

December 15, 2022

Completion of graduate applications for all degree programs/specializations

(The priority consideration deadline for Summer MM-Music Education fellowships is May 1, 2023)

 January 21, 2023

Graduate audition day and deadline for completion of all required auditions

(Conducting auditions must be completed by January 27, 2023) 

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.