Important Dates

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

December 15, 2021

Completion of Graduate Applications for all degree programs/specializations

(except Summer MM-Music Education*)

 January 22, 2022

Deadline for Completion of all required auditions.


*The deadline for priority consideration of fellowships for Summer MM-Music Education applicants is May 1, 2022.

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.