Wind Conducting, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
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24791 USD/year
24791 USD/year
10829 USD/year
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About

The University of Kansas offers highly competitive MM and DMA programs in Wind Conducting, giving students the opportunity to conduct a broad range of ensembles in preparation for a professional conducting career. 

Overview

About this Degree

The art of conducting is examined from the perspective of gesture, movement, score study, aural skills, and rehearsal technique. A significant focus is contemporary music and the development of the wind band as a serious artistic medium.

Quality podium time is one of the strong points of our program. We believe advanced conductors learn best by conducting great players often. We keep the studio small with just two to three students at a time so that every graduate student can conduct a piece with EACH of the four concert bands each semester.  All Wind Conducting degree recitals are with music major ensembles. Our students have conducted significant repertoire with the Wind Ensemble - including the Husa "Music for Prague", Schwantner "...and the mountains rising nowhere", the Dvorak Serenade, Lincolnshire Posy, Maslanka Symphony #4, Barnes Symphony #3, Maslanka’s “A Child’s Garden of Dreams," and even several commissions and world premieres.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Composition
  • Church Music
  • Conducting
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Performance 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete application and the applicant’s resume.
  • A videotape that shows the applicant conducting at least two compositions in performance and two compositions in rehearsal. The conductor must be in full frontal or a partial profile view and at least part of the ensemble must be in view. The repertoire selected for the video must be appropriate to the musical and technical abilities of the ensemble.
  • A formal analysis (two-pages typed maximum) of a movement from Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy.
  • A list of three references who can speak to the applicant’s musical abilities. Include name, professional title, relationship to applicant, address, phone number with area code, and email address.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24791 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10829 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10829 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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