Master of Music: Conducting Concentration
Choral Conducting Program Director: William Culverhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestral Conducting Program Director: Paul McShee, email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: The Choral Conducting program will hold auditions in Spring 2023 for admission to the program in Fall 2023. The Orchestral Conducting program will hold auditions next in Spring 2024 for admission to the program in Fall 2024.
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
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
- Minimum 12 credits in applied conducting studies
- Minimum 4 credits in electives (ensembles and/or other courses)
- 12 credits in Music History, Research, and Analysis courses
- MM Thesis Performances
Please go to the Apply page for complete information regarding admissions, auditions, and interviews.
TThe MM program has a rolling admission and will accept applications at any time. If you wish to be fully considered for funding in the 2023-2024 year, you must submit your application by February 1, 2023.