Conducting Master of Music (M.M.) – Music Education, Conducting Specialization

Requirements and Curriculum


In addition to the Conducting Seminar comprised of three consecutive summer sessions worth four credits each and an on-campus graduate recital, you complete 17 graduate-level credits which can be done online or on campus. Of the total 30 credits for this degree, a minimum of 24 must be earned at CSU.

During your final semester of coursework, successful completion of oral examinations must occur before the master's degree is awarded. A final public conducting project during the third summer serves as the Master's Recital.


With this graduate degree, you take a variety of courses in advanced conducting, score preparation, rehearsal strategies, the Laban method for expressive conducting, curriculum development, jazz pedagogy, and historical performance and practice.

Online courses

On-campus summer courses

The Summer Conducting Seminar curriculum includes topics such as:

  • Advanced conducting
  • Score preparation
  • Rehearsal strategies
  • Laban method for expressive conducting
  • Historical performance practice
  • Band rehearsal techniques

Note: The 2021 Summer Conducting Seminar will be offered virtually from June 25 – July 23.

For more information about registering for this year's online Seminar, please contact Dr. Nathan Payant.

A maximum of six credits can be accepted from NASM-accredited universities.

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