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Music - Music Conducting

Illinois State University

Master
24 months
Duration
17290 USD/year
9466 USD/year
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All Conducting Majors at Illinois State University are given extensive podium time and are mentored by highly qualified faculty.

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Overview

Active conducting faculty members will be your mentors as you develop the skills required to effectively communicate from the podium.

Graduates of the conducting program often go on for doctoral studies in conducting, continue as conductors in school and community college settings, and/or conduct church or community choirs.

Conducting graduate students are mentored by faculty and have significant podium experience leading chamber and large ensembles in concert.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Opera Practicum
  • Ensembles: Jazz
  • Ensembles: Guitar
  • Madrigal Singers
  • Wind Symphony
  • Symphonic Winds
  • Symphony Orchestra: Strings
  • Concert Choir

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.8 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • present official transcripts from each college or university
  • Undergraduate degree in music, or the equivalent for international students.
  • School of Music application (included within the university application).
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • A live or recorded performance audition on the applicant’s primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found here.
  • The GRE is not required.
  • A "face-to-the-camera" video of the applicant conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable. The video should be approximately 15 minutes of material. 

Work experience

List of works conducted in public performance, including dates and name of the performing ensemble.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17290 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Scholarships Your grades, achievements, and activities during high school typically determine the scholarships for which you are eligible. Often, the organization or individual donor providing the scholarship wishes to reward or encourage certain characteristics or behaviors such as strong academic credentials, leadership or community service activities, or plans to enter a certain profession.

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