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Conducting Master of Music Curriculum

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Conducting Master of Music Curriculum

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Life isn’t an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You’ll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You’ll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

Required Courses

Curriculum: Master of Music in Conducting
Credit Total: 54

Rec. Course #/Title Cr.
Private Instruction
1st/2nd yr. PVL 600 Major Instruction 16
Musicianship and Music Theory
Credits earned for MMT 602/604 will not count toward the overall credit requirements for graduation, but will affect the student’s GPA.
1st yr. MMT 602 Musicianship Review 3
1st yr. MMT 604 Music Theory Review 3
  MMT 202 Advanced Musicianship 3
  MMT 230 Score-Reading at the Piano (taken with MMT 202) 1
  MMT 203 Advanced Musicianship 3
  MMT 231 Score-Reading at the Piano (taken with MMT 203) 1
  MMT 702 Topics in Musical Analysis 3
Music History and Literature (12 credits total)
Students may pass part or all of the music history placement exam. Students who fail the first part must take MHL 602, and students who fail the second part must take MHL 603. MHL 602 and 603 will count towards the 12 credits required. Students will not receive credit by exam for placing out of MHL 602 or 603. MHL 300-500 are undergraduate courses and do not count for this requirement.
1st yr. MHL 602 Topics in Music History 3
1st yr. MHL 603 Topics in Music History 3
1st yr. Proseminar MHL 650-699 3
  MHL 600-799 3-9
Career and Professional Development (2 credits)
Any class with the PDV prefix will fulfill this requirement. Students are also encouraged to develop a well defined and focused Independent Study Project.
Ensembles (4 credits total)
ENS 200-599 4
Electives (9 credits total)
Courses numbered HMS 202-590, MMT 202-799, and courses in the APP, ENS, IND, MHL and PDV series that aren’t used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors.
Winter Term
1st yr. Project
2nd yr. Project
Juries and Recitals
JRMM1 First Graduate Jury
JRMM2 Second Graduate Jury
JRMM3 Third Graduate Jury