In addition to the Conducting Seminar comprised of three consecutive summer sessions worth four credits each and an on-campus graduate recital, you complete 17 graduate-level credits which can be done online or on campus. Of the total 30 credits for this degree, a minimum of 24 must be earned at CSU.
During your final semester of coursework, successful completion of oral examinations must occur before the master's degree is awarded. A final public conducting project during the third summer serves as the Master's Recital.
With this graduate degree, you take a variety of courses in advanced conducting, score preparation, rehearsal strategies, the Laban method for expressive conducting, curriculum development, jazz pedagogy, and historical performance and practice.
Note: One music elective course (3 cr.) will also be chosen in consultation with your advisor
On-campus summer courses
The Summer Conducting Seminar curriculum includes topics such as:
- Advanced conducting
- Score preparation
- Rehearsal strategies
- Laban method for expressive conducting
- Historical performance practice
- Band rehearsal techniques
Note: The next Summer Conducting Seminar will take place June 30 to July 16, 2023.
For more information about registering for this year's online Seminar, please contact Adam Torres.
A maximum of six credits can be accepted from NASM-accredited universities.