Music - Music Conducting

Illinois State University

12 months
17651 USD/year
17651 USD/year
9676 USD/year
Tuition fee
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All Music - Music Conducting Majors at Illinois State University are given extensive podium time and are mentored by highly qualified faculty.


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

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the conducting program at Illinois State University 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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications reviewed as space permits


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


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)
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

  • Submit a “face-to-the-camera” video of you conducting in both rehearsal and performance settings. Both small and large ensemble excerpts are acceptable.
  • The video should be approximately 15 minutes of material. Please take one minute at the beginning of the video to introduce yourself and briefly describe your goals in pursuing the Master’s degree in Conducting.

Work experience

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17651 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17651 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9676 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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