DMA Conducting

Courses Credits
Applied Music (conducting study)
Music 5323 (private lessons)
4 semesters @ 4 credits each 16
Ensemble (orchestra, concert choir, or wind ensemble) 4
2 semesters @ 2 credits each
(conducting majors must serve as observers and assistant conductors of one of these major ensembles for two semesters. They receive 4 hours of credit under Music 6400, Tutorial)
Research Procedures Music 5391 Procedures in Historical Research 3
Minor Field either Theory OR History
4 courses @ 3 credits each 12
Theory chosen from:
Music 5302 Analytic Techniques
Music 5348 Schenkerian Theory and Analysis
Music 5353 Theory Seminar
Music 5354 Advanced Analysis
Music 5356 Theory Teaching
Music 5359 History of Music Theory
Music 3371Q or 5379 20th-Century/Atonal Theory and Analysis
History chosen from:
Music 5319 Notation and Performance Practice
Music 6411 The Life and Works of Individual Composers
Music 6412 Seminar: Style Periods in Music History
Music 6413 Seminar: History of Musical Forms
Directed Electives (chosen with the approval of the major advisor and the Advisory Committee)
minimum 7
Electives may be chosen from music courses such as Literature, Diction, History, Theory, Conducting, Performance, Composition and Tutorials.
Electives may also be chosen in areas outside of music.
It is strongly recommended that the student and the Advisory Committee include literature courses appropriate to the student's area of concentration.
Recital One recital and two non-credit large ensemble conducting appearances (1/2 program) are required for conducting majors.
Music 5397 - Recital*
1 recital @ 1 credit 1
Total Course Credits (Minimum): 43
Research Credits Grad 6950
May be taken before or after admission to candidacy
Total Credits 60

*All DMA degree recitals must consist of a minimum of 60 minutes of music.

In addition, all graduate conducting students are expected to participate in Conducting Seminar during each smester of residence.

For additional requirements, see Requirements & Standards for Graduate Study (especially Residency, Research Credits, Ensemble Participation, Recitals and Foreign Language), and Final Requirements (especially Admission to Candidacy, Doctoral General Examination, and Dissertation Defense).