Artist Diploma in Instrumental Conducting

Mission Statement

  • To stimulate the student' awareness and artistic creativity in the field of instrumental performance
  • To provide students public performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To provide students with the performance skills necessary to allow them to pursue professional orchestra auditions, chamber music careers, national/international competitions, continued graduate study, and any other performance objectives necessary for a career as a classical instrumentalist.


Entrance to the program is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills in performance or conducting by audition. Fully enrolled students can complete the 18 credit hour program in one year. For those focusing primarily on wind conducting there are a variety of conducting opportunities and ensembles at the Frost School of Music that provide an excellent array of podium and mentoring time. Applicants are prescreened and finalists are invited for an on-campus interview/audition for the position.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Director of Bands Dr. Robert Carnochan at or the Frost School of Music Graduate Admissions office.