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Master of Music in Conducting

The Master of Music is a 32 hour degree. In addition to applied lessons and courses in repertoire and pedagogy, each option includes courses in music research and bibliography, music theory, and music history. Elective courses permit the student to explore additional interests. Students complete a final degree project that is the creative component of the degree plan, and a final oral examination is also part of the degree requirements.

 

For the student pursuing the conducting option, the degree stresses challenging studies in conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. The degree candidate will focus on his/her particular area of specialty and will have numerous opportunities to conduct appropriate choirs, wind bands, orchestras and string groups, and chamber ensembles.


Wind Band Conducting

The Master of Music in Wind Conducting at Oklahoma State University prepares conductors for careers in university, public school, or professional positions. Curriculum includes applied conducting lessons, repertoire classes, rehearsal techniques, and ample conducting opportunities with four concert bands and chamber winds. Graduate students acquire gestural vocabulary, movement, and an informed pursuit of analysis and literature in becoming artist/teacher conductors. The program boasts a one 100 percent placement record.

 

For audition information, please contact Dr. Douglas Henderson.

 

Choral Conducting

The Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Oklahoma State University provides for intensive development of performance skills, broad knowledge of literature in the area of specialization, and greater understanding of the musical profession.

 

For audition information, please contact Dr. Christopher Haygood.

 

Orchestral Conducting

The Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at Oklahoma State University prepares conductors to analyze and interpret musical scores, use appropriate rehearsal techniques with various types of orchestras, and communicate musical interpretation through appropriate conducting gestures. In addition to taking courses in orchestral conducting, literature, performance, and pedagogy, the student will serve as the assistant conductor of the OSU Symphony, Youth, & Community Orchestras.

 

For audition information, please contact Dr. Thomas Dickey.

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