Master On Campus

Music Performance (Conducting)

Ohio University

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.M. in Music Performance (Conducting) degree program at Ohio University is designed to prepare, promote, guide, and encourage students to aspire to the highest artistic and intellectual standards.


Key facts about the M.M. in Music Performance (Conducting) degree program at Ohio University 

  • In addition to studying with a major teacher at Ohio University, conducting students receive the opportunity to work directly with the major performing ensembles in their respective area. Each student will accrue conducting time in public performances. 
  • The total of these appearances will serve as the degree recital. All performances, both on- and off-campus, will be arranged in conjunction with the major professor and must be approved by the conducting faculty. These experiences are the foundation for developing highly qualified, professional conductors of bands, choirs, and orchestras.   

All auditioning students will: 

  • Rehearse and conduct a university ensemble 
  • Perform a representative work on their major instrument that demonstrates technical ability and musical competence (if requested)
  • Demonstrate sight-singing and aural skills
  • Demonstrate keyboard facility (choral and orchestral) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Conducting 
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting
  • Advanced Choral Conducting
  • Recital 
  • Seminar in Theory, Music History and Literature
  • Literature of Choral Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master of Music in Conducting degree program requires admission to the School of Music as described in the Ohio University School of Music Graduate Handbook. 

  • Qualified candidates should submit a face-to-the-camera video recording (via YouTube, video file, or DVD) demonstrating 10-20 minutes of their conducting ability, with a preference for both rehearsal and performance on the same music included. Pending approval by the conducting faculty, prospective students will be invited to campus for an audition/interview. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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