24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Conducting - Instrumental program at Florida International University is constructed to prepare the successful candidate for a myriad of conducting possibilities. The successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of the music for winds, brass and percussion coupled with a passion for conducting. 

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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 - Instrumental 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.

Each candidate will have a large number of conducting opportunities with the Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble, with close observation and mentorship from Dr. Alston and Professor Bernhardt. Graduates of the FIU Wind Conducting Program hold positions in some of the finest High School and University Band Programs in the country.

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 Instrumental Conducting
  • Master’s Recital
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Wind Instrument 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

  • A video or online link 20-30 minutes long with the candidate conducting a wind ensemble, concert band and/or chamber wind group from the ensemble’s perspective. The video will need to feature rehearsal and performance excerpts.
  • Copy of transcript(s).
  • Provide names and emails of two people that you would like to submit a letter of recommendation 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.


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