Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students will be comfortable with basic conducting gestures.
  • Students will be able to rehearse an ensemble effectively and will be able to identify ensemble faults in pitch, rhythm, intonation, precision, and balance.
  • Students will demonstrate basic levels of musicality and expression in their conducting.
  • Students will be able to articulate in written and oral formats the stylistic characteristics of each major musical style period.
  • Students will be able to list and define the characteristics of the core repertory for their field of study.
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical and analytical components of music in both written and oral formats.

Choral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Take 4 semesters of the following:4
Advanced Choral Conducting-Masters Level
Take 4 semesters of the following:8
Seminar In Choral Literature
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 14
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives 23
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)

Orchestral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History 3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
CONS 5583 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (any two from 5583A or 5583B)4
CONSVTY 5582AAdvanced Choral Conducting - Technique2
or CONSVTY 5582B Advanced Choral Conducting - Style
or CONSVTY 5582C Advanced Choral Conducting-Rehearsal Techniques
Take 2 semesters of the following:4
Seminar In Orchestral Literature
Applied Music 12-6
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 24
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives1-5
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)

Wind Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory3
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
CONSVTY 5583 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (any two from 5583A or 5583C)4
Take 2 semesters of the following:4
Seminar In Wind/Band Literature
Applied Music 12-6
CONSVTY 5597AMaster's Conducting Performance 24
CONSVTY 5598Research Problems2
Electives1-5
Total Credits: 30 (minimum)