Master of Music (MM) in Orchestral Conducting


The Master of Music (MM) degree in Orchestral Conducting requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your master's committee.

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A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes. To track progress, please download the degree progress check-sheet (.pdf).

Master of Music (MM): Orchestral Conducting Emphasis Program Guide

Prerequisites

Must be cleared in accordance with school and area policies

Music History

CheckCourse
 Medieval : Exam / MUSC 474
 Renaissance : Exam / MUSC 475
 Baroque : Exam / MUSC 476
 Classical : Exam / MUSC 477
 Romantic : Exam / MUSC 478
 20th Century : Exam / MUSC 479

Music Theory

CheckCourse
 Harmony : Exam / MTHC 400
 Aural Skills : Exam / MTHC 402
 Form : Exam / MTHC 404
 20th Century : Exam / MTHC 406

Music Core

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Musicology and Theory (9 hours)

At least 1 course from each area (700-level or above

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  

Major Area

Studio Lessons in Conducting (10 hours)

COND 745 or COND 845

CourseHrsTermGrade
 COND   
 COND   
 COND   
 COND   
 COND   
 COND   

Master's Recital (1 hour)

CourseHrsTermGrade
                        899   

Ensembles (2 semesters minimum)

Minimum of 2 semesters. Credits can be applied as electives.

TermGradeTermGrade
    
    

Electives (7 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
CHOR 8201  
COND   
COND   
COND   
COND   
COND   

University-Level Exams

Exam Authorization forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the exam date

ExamDateResult
Final Oral Exam  

Graduate Advisory Committee

Minimum of 3 faculty members for master's committee

Committee MemberPosition
 Chair 
 Conducting
 MUSC / MTHC
 Optional

Graduation Requirements

CompletedCourse Requirements
 30 Total Graduate Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative Graduate GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay
 Complete Exam Authorization Form (.pdf) (at least two weeks prior to exam date)
 Verify all recital programs are on file at musicgrad@ku.edu