Graduate Conducting Degrees

Candidates for a graduate degree in Wind Conducting at the Frost School of Music must demonstrate exceptional musical ability both as a conductor and a performer on their primary instrument. Graduate students majoring in wind conducting will have the opportunity to conduct performances with all Frost wind bands; Frost Wind Ensemble (twice a year), Symphonic Winds (twice a year), University Band (spring), and work directly with the Frost Band of the Hour (Marching and Athletic Bands). 

In addition, teaching assistants will participate in the day-to-day operations of the Frost Band program. These duties include: assisting with all aspects of the concert ensembles, concert tours, recruiting, organizing outreach/social/digital media, organizing the Frost Honor Band, assisting with UM Commencements, etc. Our program is designed to offer students opportunities for profound musical and academic growth. Daily professional development opportunities will encourage a greater understanding of all aspects of university band programs. Applicants are prescreened and finalists are invited for an on-campus interview/audition for the position.