Designed for secondary music educators, CSU's conducting master's degree offers instruction in band, orchestra, and choir to immediately revitalize your classroom.
Designed for secondary music educators, this unique online degree offers instruction in band, orchestra, and choir and enables you to earn a music education master's while continuing to work full time — using your own school's programs as your conducting laboratory. Projects are extremely customized for your particular teaching situation, so in addition to earning a master's degree you'll be able to immediately revitalize your classroom with applicable skills and knowledge.
You also have the advantage of participating in an exclusive, two-week seminar held on the Colorado State campus each summer. The annual summer conducting seminar includes hands-on workshop sessions taught by CSU faculty as well as some of the most prestigious pedagogues from around the country. The curriculum focuses on score preparation, baton technique, rehearsal strategies, and suggested repertoire. The 2013 seminar also includes sessions on curriculum development, choral rehearsal techniques, and the Laban Method for Expressive Conducting.
The online portion of this program allows you to earn your conducting master's degree while working full time during the school year.