Jan Wagner, Professor of Music
Armstrong Hall, Room 19; (540) 665-1291; [email protected]
The Master of Music in Conducting curriculum is designed to develop conducting, analysis and interpretive skills. Conducting degrees are offered in Band/Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Choral and Musical Theatre conducting.
Students completing the Master of Music in Conducting degree will be able to:
1. Communicate expressively through a combination of appropriate gestures, strong conducting technique, and effective verbal skills
2. Demonstrate skills in music theory through score study and analysis
3. Demonstrate knowledge of music literature within the major discipline
The degree requirement is 30 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.
Students must complete MUPP 640 Master’s Performance Recital (2 credits).
Students in the Band/Wind Ensemble, Orchestra or Choral tracks will conduct 45 minutes of works representing the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. The concert or performances on a series of concerts may include a large chamber ensemble and/or full orchestra. Musical theatre students will conduct a minimum of one act of a musical or revue. The performance may be a fully-staged production or in concert.