24 months
31455 USD/year
31455 USD/year
18495 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


In the Conducting program of the University of Oregon faculty conductors mentor a select group of graduate students through an integrated curriculum of academics, teaching, and performance.


About the Program

The choral, orchestral, and wind conducting options in the Conducting program of the University of Oregon are designed for experienced teacher-conductors to hone their craft.

The choral conducting program emphasizes podium time, supported by the study of conducting, rehearsal technique, choral literature, score study, vocal pedagogy, and diction, along with music history and performance practice.

The orchestral conducting program emphasizes real-world conducting experience with a variety of orchestras. Students conduct both the Campus Orchestra and the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra weekly. Select students have the opportunity to conduct the Eugene Symphony in rehearsal, as well as the Oregon Mozart Players and Eugene Opera in performance. Students will also have one-on-one access to all their conductors for questions and networking. Study topics include gesture and technique, score study, interpretation, and repertoire.

The wind conducting program features the study of wind literature, conducting, rehearsal technique, program operations, score study, and time on the podium.

In all three programs, a small cohort of graduate students work together in an engaging, challenging, and supportive environment. Over the past 10 years, all our graduates have either found music-related employment or progressed to prominent doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Music
  • Choral Conducting
  • Choral Literature
  • Music in the Renaissance
  • Music in the Baroque Era
  • Teaching Singing in the Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • Financial Verification for International Applicants
  • A preliminary audition recording  
  • Possible audition and interview following review of preliminary recorded audition.  
  • Recent concert or recital programs you have conducted 
  • Résumé 
  • Scholarly writing sample 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation  
  • WIND ENSEMBLE CONDUCTING ONLY: List of repertoire rehearsed/conducted.  
  • GMAT/GRE not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31455 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31455 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18495 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18495 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Eugene

970 - 1380 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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