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Coursework

Note: Courses are scheduled so that the program can be completed in two years. A maximum of eight years is allowed for the completion of the master's in conducting degree.

Course Requirements36 units
Core Courses15 units
GMUS 500
Introduction to Graduate Music Program
3
GMUS 501
Seminar in Music History I
3
GMUS 502
Seminar in Music History II
3
GMUS 503
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
3
GMUS 509A
Conducting I (Choral)
3
Additional Courses21 units
GMUS 504
Advanced Orchestration
3
GMUS 505
Advanced Arranging
3
GMUS 510
Conducting II (Instrumental)
3
GMUS 511
Conducting III (Applied Lessons)
3
GMUS 512
Conducting IV (Applied Lessons)
3
GMUS 542
Vocal Techniques
2
Electives*/^/^^1-4
Graduate RecitalN/C

*Private lessons taken for elective units require an additional fee.
^Elective courses may be selected from any of APU’s graduate programs with the approval of the graduate chair. Classes must be numbered 500 or higher.
^^It is recommended that M.M. in Conducting students enroll in GMUS 509B as part of their elective choices.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
All classes meet one evening per week: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, 4–7 p.m. and 7:30–10:30 p.m.

What is the average class size?
Classes range in size from 5 to 25.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.