Master of Music Degree in Instrumental Conducting

Mission Statement

  • To prepare musicians to enter the music conducting profession and/or pursue doctoral studies.
  • To provide students with opportunities for advanced instrumental study, analysis of style, development of technique, and musicianship demonstrated through the ability to conduct ensembles.
  • To develop high-level performance skills that will enable students to pursue a career as professional conductors/musicians

Program objectives

  • To provide students with the highest quality training possible to bridge academic training into entry-level careers as professional artists;
  • To provide students with performance opportunities that develop and demonstrate the integration of musicianship and performance practice;
  • To assist students with identifying opportunities and preparation for competitions, internships, apprenticeships, and other professional venues for the classical artist.


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. Rob Carnochan at or Frost School of Music Graduate Admissions office.