Master of Music: Instrumental Conducting
Students completing this sub plan will:
- acquire knowledge of the history and heritage of orchestral and/or wind conducting
- demonstrate an understanding of the operations and vision of a comprehensive instrumental music program
- demonstrate knowledge of appropriate ensemble repertoire for specific large ensemble settings
- create and develop an ensemble philosophy consisting of balanced, varied, and functional programming and repertoire choices appropriate to ensembles and audiences of varied sophistication and musical experiences
- develop and practice the physical fundamentals and advanced technical, musical, and artistic skills necessary to conduct large ensembles
- interpret, distinguish, and demonstrate knowledge of historical performance practices within orchestral and wind repertoire
Apply to the Graduate College
In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Instrumental Conducting students must submit a 10-15 minute DVD recording, conducting both a rehearsal and a performance with one of the ensembles that you are currently conducting (with a view from the front of the conductor).
DVD should be sent to:
Director of Orchestra Studies (for Orchestra Conductors)
Director of Bands (for Wind Conductors)
Northern Arizona University
School of Music
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6040
Detailed instructions for the additional materials and the CD/DVD submission are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the major professor and/or Area Coordinator for your specific sub-plan if you have questions.
If you need additional help, you may contact the Associate Director for Graduate Studies.