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About

The Master of Music degree in Conducting from Kent State University is designed for current teachers of middle, junior and senior high school music ensemble programs; for professional church musicians; and for pre-professionals, including students continuing after completing undergraduate degrees.

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Overview

The Conducting program from Kent State University prepares post-undergraduate students for such paths as high school or college teaching, conducting positions and doctorates in conducting.

The M.M. degree in Conducting emphasizes development of skills, knowledge and background in the following areas: literature and repertoire; conducting technique; rehearsal technique; score study; choral and/or instrumental performance pedagogy; historical performance practices; interpretation and expression.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Recognize, identify, interpret and conduct representative literature from different historical periods, countries and composers.
  • Demonstrate and apply advanced conducting techniques, including baton technique, use of hands/arms, facial expressions and body language.
  • Plan and execute an efficient and productive rehearsal, including managing time, setting achievable goals, detecting and correcting errors and providing motivation and inspiration for expressive performance and focused work ethic.
  • Utilize and discuss score study techniques such as keyboard score reading, transposition of instruments, instrumental/vocal score order, compositional structure, analysis of chord and melodic structures and audiation skills.
  • Identify, explain and utilize performance pedagogy appropriate to the specific vocal or instrumental area of study.
  • Identify, associate, differentiate and utilize performance practices appropriate to the literature of the various stylistic periods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Bibliography and Research Methods
  • Conducting Projects: Choral
  • Conducting Projects: Band
  • Conducting Projects: Orchestra
  • 16th-century Counterpoint
  • 18th-century Counterpoint
  • Schenkerian Analysis
  • Analysis of Western Art Music

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71
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110
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Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71
Duolingo English Test admission requirements Duolingo English Test
110
Take A Free Practice Test!

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Audition
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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