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Instrumental Conducting Wind Band

24 months
1458 USD/credit 23328 USD/year
1458 USD/credit 23328 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 17520 USD/year
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Develop an advanced understanding of the artistry and technique of wind-band conducting with the Master of Instrumental Conducting Wind Band in Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. 


Learn how to conduct rehearsals and train your ear to identify simultaneous musical events in ensembles. Through the coursework of this Instrumental Conducting Wind Band from Temple University, you will

  • learn effective and thorough score study and preparation,
  • develop advanced physical conducting technique, and
  • train to lead efficient rehearsals and sectionals, culminating in performance.


Students are trained to listen to the many events occurring simultaneously in ensembles; to learn how to conduct rehearsals; to appreciate how text can affect musical performance; to distinguish between the many different kinds of ensemble participation depending on the media; and to develop their pianistic skills in order to meet the demands of advanced chamber and accompanied works.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Choral Conducting Seminar
  • Private Lessons: Instrumental Conducting Major
  • Instrumental Conducting Seminar: Score Analysis, Programming & Interpretation of Wind Ensemble Lit 
  • Seminar in Theoretical Analysis
  • Seminar in Stylistic Analysis
  • Studies in Performance Practice
  • Research in Music
  • Advanced Orchestral Conducting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: In a maximum of 1,500 words, describe your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Prescreening Video: For the prescreening video, the applicant's face and torso must face the camera and include 15 to 20 minutes of rehearsal and 5 to 10 minutes of performance.
  • Written Analysis: Each applicant must upload a written score analysis of one of the following selections: Theme and Variations, Op. 43a by Arnold Schoenberg; Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger; or Chester Overture for Band by William Schuman.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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