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.
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: Dates for the Summer 2021 Conducting Seminar are July 1 - 17 (tentative).
To attend the Summer Conducting Seminar, register for these on-campus courses:
A maximum of six credits can be accepted from NASM-accredited universities.