MM: Conducting

Conducting Concentration

Binghamton's M.M. program offers advanced student conductors a practice-based graduate program featuring extensive podium time and performance opportunities with a wide variety of University ensembles:

  • Choral: Harpur Chorale, Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, and University Chorus, as well as the opportunity to interact with local school-based choral music programs if desired

  • Orchestral: Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, as well as the opportunity to interact with local school-based orchestra and band programs if desired

Program Highlights

  • Assistantships available for M.M. students

  • Conducting experience at the graduate level, which positions students competitively for subsequent programs

  • Very low tuition and expenses

  • Distinguished faculty with extensive experience and international reputations in conducting, composition, solo performance, opera, musicology, early music, and music cognition

  • Individualized instruction in the studio and in masterclasses with distinguished guest artists

  • Seminars in musicology, composition, contemporary music, and orchestration

  • Opera chorus preparation opportunities

  • Collaboration opportunities with Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Cinema

  • New York City and Philadelphia are both easily accessible, with their vibrant arts environments