M.M. in Conducting

APU’s Master of Music in Conducting program prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting.

The Master of Music in Conducting prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting.

Requirements

Comprehensive Master’s-Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Core Courses12
Introduction to Graduate Research Methods
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
Students will enroll in GMUS 501A or B depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Renaissance
Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
Students will enroll in GMUS 502A or B depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century
Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
Major Area (Choose Emphasis)20
Instrumental Emphasis 2
Advanced Orchestration
Conducting I (Choral)
Seminar A: Instrumental Conducting
Seminar B: Instrumental Conducting Literature
Seminar C: Instrumental Performance Practice and Rehearsal Techniques
Seminar D: Professional and Current Issues in Instrumental Conducting
Applied Conducting 2
Choral Emphasis 3
Advanced Choral Arranging
Conducting II (Instrumental)
Seminar A: Choral Conducting
Seminar B: Choral Conducting Literature
Seminar C: Choral Performance Practice and Rehearsal Techniques
Seminar D: Professional and Current Issues in Choral Conducting
Advanced Vocal Pedagogy
Applied Conducting 3
Ensemble 42
Ensemble
Graduate RecitalN/C
Electives 52
Total Units36

Admission

University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.