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Music - Conducting

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

M.A.
24 months
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1651 USD/credit
1651 USD/credit
1631 USD/credit
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Students pursuing Masters work in Music - Conducting will study advanced conducting techniques and repertoire, and will get hands-on experience conducting rehearsals and performances with a variety of ensembles in the school of music.

Overview

Courses in Wind Literature, Rehearsal Techniques, & Score Study are combined with advanced training in verbal, non-verbal, and gestural skills.

The Music - Conducting provides students with extensive background knowledge in choral literature and historical performance styles from the Medieval era through the 21st century. Students also acquire conducting technique through one-on-one conducting study, and rehearsal techniques through numerous guided opportunities when conducting UL Lafayette's three choirs in rehearsals, performances, and on tour. Graduates of the program go on to teaching positions and further study on the Doctoral level.

Conducting Career Opportunities
  • String or Orchestra Director in a public or private school
  • Youth Orchestra Conductor
  • Band Director
  • Choral Director

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research and Bibliography
  • Analysis of Tonal Music
  • Analysis of Twentieth Century Music
  • Music Theory Pedagogy)
  • Survey of Music Theory)
  • Seminar in Music History)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GRE scores acceptable to the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Graduate School
  • a scholarly paper in music theory and/or analysis (approximately 5 pages minimum)
  • samples of written compositions and audio recordings, if student wishes to focus on acoustic composition (not required of students intending to write a theoretical thesis)
  • audio and/or audio/visual recordings of work, if student wishes to focus on music media (not required of students intending to write a theoretical thesis)
  • a sufficient score on the graduate music theory placement exam
  • a sufficient score on an aural skills exam (for students applying to become a graduate assistant in music theory)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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