24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Florida International University School of Music offers a program for a limited number of talented conductors to pursue a Master’s degree in Conducting - Orchestral. Successful candidates must be outstanding musicians with talent and passion for orchestral conducting. 


The School of Music at Florida International University offers a Master of Music degree with a concentration in conducting in the following areas: choral, orchestral, and wind.

The Conducting - Orchestral program provides an education in the arts enabling FIU’s conductors and musicians to assume leadership roles as professional conductors, performers and educators and to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century with flexibility and ingenuity.

Conducting students receive plenty of podium time with the FIU Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals and concerts throughout the year. They also serve as assistants to the faculty and visiting conductors in orchestral and operatic productions. Distinguished visiting conductors in recent years include James Judd, David Effron, José Serebrier, Neal Varon, Eduardo Marturet and Giancarlo Guerrero.

Vision and Mission

The Florida International University School of Music serves over 300 music majors from eighteen countries with twenty-two full-time faculty and thirty adjunct faculty members. FIU offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in string, vocal, wind, brass, percussion, and keyboard performance; composition; jazz performance; music technology; and Music Education. Graduate programs include the Master of Music in composition, conducting, jazz, music technology, and performance. FIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Applied Orchestral Conducting
  • Master’s Recital
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Symphonic Literature
  • Special Topics in Music History
  • Music Bibliography 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upload a Video or online link up to 30 minutes long with the candidate conducting an orchestra. The video should include rehearsal passages and either a performance or run-through the work.
  • Submit academic transcripts from all previous colleges, universities, and/or conservatories.
  • Recommendation Letters: Provide the names and emails of two people to submit recommendation letters on your behalf.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 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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