Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities


The Conducting area affords students the opportunity to learn and develop skills necessary to successfully navigate the challenges of leading ensembles as a music professional. For undergraduate students, and for those wishing to pursue graduate level study in conducting, courses in Advanced Instrumental and Vocal Conducting and Literature challenge students to master previously encountered skills and ensemble techniques at the pre-professional level.

Graduate Program
The M.M. in Conducting is designed for candidates who have earned a bachelors degree in music performance or music education, and wish to further develop and enhance their musicianship, conducting skills, and artistry to better serve them in a current professional position or to prepare them for conducting study at the doctoral level. Coursework includes Seminar in Advanced Conducting, Advanced Score Reading Techniques, Advanced Analytical Techniques, a Recital, and electives in applied conducting and literature within the candidate’s main area of emphasis – choral, orchestral, wind band.
Concentration Course Requirements
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Conducting Faculty
Name Title Email Profile
Dunham Dr. Robert Dunham Professor,
Director of Bands
elisha_s Dr. Steven Elisha Associate Professor, Director of Orchestras
Jeffreys Digital file-1 Jeffreys, Shannon Dr. Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Derek Shapiro Assistant Professor,
Director of Athletic Bands/
Associate Director of Bands


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Last updated: 10/9/2017