Master On Campus


Northwestern University

24 months
56907 USD/year
56907 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Collaborating and performing with outstanding performers is an important part of the Conducting experience at Northwestern University.


Conducting program highlights at Northwestern University

Students engage in rigorous academic coursework, participate in twice weekly seminars with their principal teachers, and receive opportunities to conduct the school's major ensembles. There are 16 officially sponsored performing ensembles at the Bienen School.

The school's close proximity to downtown Chicago allows for a wide range of musical enrichment activities for both performers and conductors. 

Chicago and the surrounding suburbs house many community, regional, and professional orchestras. These organizations give conducting students the ability to gain professional experience while studying at the Bienen School of Music. This is not only vital to the educational process, but also in establishing the contacts needed for post-graduate success.

Programme Structure

Students may attend performances by such world-class organizations as the 

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Ravinia Festival 
  • Millennium Park

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application, including the non-refundable application fee of $75 
  • Transcripts: You are required to provide transcripts from all postsecondary schools that you have attended. Transcripts must include grades and the institutional grading system, courses initiated and completed, and should show any degree(s) that were awarded or are anticipated.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required, although you may submit more than two
  • Résumé
  • Individual program requirements
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56907 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56907 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    56907 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56907 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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