This major is offered on the thesis/recital option only, and requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.
Graduate Music Core:
Music History and Musicology: 590:222.....3 hours
Music Organizations and Ensembles: 530:1/5xxx*.....4 hours
(Only one hour of ensemble per semester will count toward degree requirements.)
Recital: 540:288.....0 hours
Music electives: as approved by advisor.....5 hours
*Large ensemble placement will be determined by audition.
1. Two consecutive semesters (fall/spring) of residency with fulltime status (minimum of 9 graduate hours per semester).
2. Conducting recital.
3. Recital abstract.
4. Conducting document (research paper).
5. Score reading:
A. Choral Conducting Majors - Ability to read and perform at the keyboard (allowing some time for advance preparation) an SATB open score of medium difficulty (e.g., Palestrina motet).
B. Instrumental Conducting Majors - Ability to read and interpret a moderately complex instrumental score.
6. Students are required to enroll in applied music in their performance area during the semester that they present their required recital.