Conducting Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to master the art of leading bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles in performance, and related music leadership.

Includes instruction in score analysis and arranging, rehearsal and performance leadership, music coaching, arrangement and performance planning, ensemble operations management, and applications to specific school or professional ensembles. 

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Search for schools that offer a major in Conducting (use the com | CollegeFinder, and enter "conducting" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Conducting Major?

With a degree in this major, you will be preparing yourself for a job as a music director or music conductor.  If it is your desire to conduct a symphony orchestra, you will need to earn a master’s degree.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Conducting Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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