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Members of the Conducting Area faculty mentor a select group of graduate students through an integrated curriculum of academics, teaching, and performance.

Choral and Wind Conducting

The MM in Choral Conducting and the MM in Wind Conducting are designed for the experienced teacher/conductor to return to graduate school for two years to continue to hone his/her craft.

The MM in Choral Conducting emphasizes podium time, supported by the study of conducting, rehearsal technique, choral literature, score study, vocal pedagogy, and diction, along with music history and performance practice.

The MM in Orchestral Conducting emphasizes conducting experience with both symphony and chamber orchestras. Conducting technique, rehearsal efficacy, and aural acuity skills are developed, and study topics may include choosing repertoire, working with musicians/boards, program development and community relations.

The MM in Wind Conducting features the study of wind literature, conducting, rehearsal technique, program operations, score study, and time on the podium.

In all programs, a small cohort of graduate students work together in an engaging, challenging and supportive environment. Over the last ten years, all of our MM graduates have either found music-related employment, or received graduate assistantships in prominent DMA programs throughout the country.

For more Choral Conducting information, please contact Dr. Sharon J. Paul at

For more Wind Conducting information, please contact Dr. Timothy A. Paul at



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