Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Music in Conducting with Emphasis in Choral or Wind Instrumental
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2204
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gradschool@winthrop.edu

Master of Music in Conducting with Emphasis in Choral or Instrumental

 

It is the mission of the Department of Music at Winthrop University to offer nationally accredited music programs that provide students with opportunities to explore their intellectual and creative potentials through liberal arts, music education, and music performance degrees to prepare them for a life of professional, academic, and community service.

 

Graduate Program Advisor:

Dr. Elisa Koehler

koehlere@winthrop.edu 

803/323-2255  

 


Why Winthrop?

Graduate Assistant Position      Quality Program   Graduate Travel Support

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants.

 

The Department of Music at Winthrop University features the only comprehensive, fully accredited music program in our area conveniently located in the Upstate Region of South Carolina in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.

   

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.

 


Click below to learn more about the program!

 

    Master of Music in Performance includes two tracks:

    • Instrumental track
    • Choral Track

    Time to completion: 2 years

    Total Credits: 34

    Format: Campus-based

    Curriculum (MM in Conducting)

     

     

       Prospective students should contact Dr. Elisa Koehler, by phone at 803/323-2255, or by email at koehlere@winthrop.edu to confirm their intent to perform the audition and take the diagnostic placement examinations.

       

        Master of Music in Conducting Deadline: February 1 for fall admission (priority admission deadline)


        NOTE: If space is available after the priority deadline, the Admissions Committee will consider applications submitted by July 15th. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by February 1 to ensure review of their materials.

        Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed

         

        Application requirements for the Master of Music in Conducting program include:

        • Complete the online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Request official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.

        • Hold a baccalaureate degree with an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with a major in performance or music education from an accredited institution

        • Two letters of recommendation

        • Pass an applied entrance audition. Students who do not pass the applied entrance audition will study at the undergraduate level. Graduate-level study must be attained by the end of the first semester.

        • Entrance Audition*

         

        A Message from program director:

        The candidate must also perform an entrance audition in conducting to be arranged through the appropriate conducting faculty. The audition should consist of standard repertory works and include representative works from various historical periods and styles.

        Students not accepted for graduate level study should register for undergraduate credit for one semester before re-auditioning for the graduate program.

        Applicants for both choral and instrumental emphases should also possess: a keyboard proficiency equal to that required of an undergraduate degree in performance or music education and proficiency on a primary instrument or voice (may be satisfied by the entrance audition). Applicants for the choral emphasis should also possess a diction proficiency in liturgical Latin, French, German and Italian.


       

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      Last Updated: 10/27/21