Master’s in Conducting

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The Master of Music in Conducting prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting. The degree requires a total of 36 units.

Program Highlights

  • Specialized track emphases in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
  • Varied conducting experiences from small to large ensembles
  • Conducting seminars each semester covering topics like rehearsal techniques, performance practice, literature, contemporary topics, and more
  • Small classes that facilitate greater student access to professors
  • Freedom to integrate faith and musicianship
  • Access to the greater Los Angeles area, which provides opportunities in many different venues, musical genres, and performance experiences
Study Under a Faculty-Mentor

Learn how earning a master’s degree in music with a mentor-based approach can help you prepare for a future career in music.

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School of Music Accreditation

A degree from Azusa Pacific University is respected and recognized internationally, and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.