University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Master of Music with Concentration in Conducting

The Master of Music with Concentration in Conducting is offered online through UTEP Connect. 

Admission Requirements 

  1. A Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent.
  2. Audition with a three-person panel of area faculty.
  3. Completed application to the UTEP Graduate School which includes official undergraduate transcript, two letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
  4. Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

There are three options available in this concentration, depending on the candidate's specialization: Wind Conducting, Choral Conducting, or Orchestral Conducting.

Degree Plan

MM in Conducting (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses
MUSA 5341Applied Conducting3
MUSA 5342Conductor Symposium3
MUSG 5349Advanced Conducting Project3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUST 5317Analytic Techniques3
Select 15 additional hours from the following:15
Woodwind Pedagogy
Brass Pedagogy
Percussion Pedagogy
String Pedagogy
Pedagogy of Vocal Music
Topics in Music History
Wind History and Lit.I
Wind History and Lit. II
Graduate Diction I
Any other 3-credit Graduate Music Elective
Total Hours30