Master of Music with Concentration in Conducting

Admission Requirements 

  1. A Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent.
  2. Audition with a three-person panel of area faculty.
  3. Completed application to the UTEP Graduate School which includes official undergraduate transcript, two letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.

There are three options available in this concentration, depending on the candidate's specialization: Wind Conducting, Choral Conducting, or Orchestral Conducting.

Degree Plan

Choral Conducting 

MM in Conducting (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Core Courses:
MUSA 5341Applied Conducting3
MUSA 5342Conductor Symposium3
MUSG 5349Advanced Conducting Project3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUST 5317Analytic Techniques3
Additional Music Courses
MUSA 5362Graduate Diction I3
MUSE 5396Pedagogy of Vocal Music3
MUSL 5346Choral History and Lit.3
Electives:
Select two additional 3-credit Graduate Music Electives6
Total Hours30

Orchestral Conducting

MM in Conducting (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Core Courses:
MUSA 5341Applied Conducting3
MUSA 5342Conductor Symposium3
MUSG 5349Advanced Conducting Project3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUST 5317Analytic Techniques3
Additional Music Courses:
MUSE 5354String Pedagogy3
Select one of the following courses:3
Woodwind Pedagogy
Brass Pedagogy
Percussion Pedagogy
Select one of the following courses:3
Topics in Music History
Any other 3-credit graduate music history course
Electives:
Select two additional 3-credit Graduate Music Electives6
Total Hours30

Wind Conducting

Required Credits: 30

MM in Conducting (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
MUSA 5341Applied Conducting3
MUSA 5342Conductor Symposium3
MUSG 5349Advanced Conducting Project3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUST 5317Analytic Techniques 13
MUSE 5351Woodwind Pedagogy3
MUSE 5352Brass Pedagogy3
MUSE 5353Percussion Pedagogy3
MUSL 5344Wind History and Lit.I3
MUSL 5345Wind History and Lit. II3
1 As a prerequisite for this course students must either earn the prerequisite by earning a high score on the graduate music theory placement exam or complete MUST 5313.
Total Hours30