Ithaca College

24 months
868 USD/credit
868 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This degree program offers professional training in the four major conducting areas: choral, opera and musical theater, orchestral, and wind. Major-field coursework includes both applied conducting (score reading, score analysis, and conducting with major ensembles) and two literature courses in your major and minor conducting areas.


As a graduate conducting student you will have the opportunity to work directly with major professors and to conduct the premier ensembles. In addition to studying with a major-area professor, you will study privately with professors in up to two minor conducting areas. Please note that this program carries a two-year residency requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conducting
  • Recital
  • Bibliography and Research in Music
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Advanced Aural Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit an initial screening video recording of a performing group they have conducted recently, approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Submissions should be made online with the Audition Preparation Form. It is preferred that the video recording has both performance and rehearsal excerpts and the conducting applicant be facing the camera.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    868 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    868 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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