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Orchestral Conducting

The Juilliard School

24 months
49260 USD/year
49260 USD/year
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Headed by internationally renowned conductor David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, the Orchestral Conducting program of The Juilliard School has trained many of today's most prominent orchestral and opera conductors.


As a student in the Orchestral Conducting program of The Juilliard School, you will have regular opportunities to rehearse with the Conductors' Lab Orchestra, as well as access to New York Philharmonic rehearsals, concerts, and guest conductors. Public performances of the Lab Orchestra take place biannually in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Wednesdays at One series.

Length of Program

The minimum residency to complete the program is two years. Extensions to the normal residency are only granted for valid reasons and may affect financial aid eligibility.

Credit Requirement

The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree is 54 (56 in Jazz Studies; 72 in Collaborative Piano; 62 in Historical Performance). The distribution of those credits by major appears in each program.

Performance Requirement

A graduation recital is required of all Voice and instrumental majors. In place of a recital, Composition and Conducting majors must demonstrate artistic accomplishment equivalent to that required for the recital. That equivalency will be determined by the respective departmental faculties.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Conductors' Lab Orchestra
  • Conductors' Forum
  • Principles of Conducting
  • Advanced Score Reading and Musicianship for Conductors
  • Advanced Counterpoint

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the time you enroll
  • Prior artistic training
  • English language fluency
  • Online application
  • An artistic resume must be uploaded as part of the online application. The resume should be 1-2 pages
  • Juilliard’s Admissions Committee uses your essay(s) to learn more about you as an individual and gain a sense of who you are beyond your application, transcript, and audition
  • A one-minute video uploaded to the application in which you record yourself giving the following information: your name, your major (i.e. flute, composition, organ). Voice applicants: please include your voice type, your current music teacher, your current school and grade level and one fact that you want the faculty to know about you that they cannot learn from your application materials
  • Transcripts
  • One recommendation letter
  • Your major is required to submit prescreening recordings within the online application by the appropriate deadline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49260 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    49260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49260 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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