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Conducting  Doctoral

Overview

What is Conducting at WVU like?

Description

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

The curriculum prepares students for careers in higher education and in the professional world. Students will study repertoire and technique specific to ensembles in all three major performance areas: wind band, choir and orchestral. Demonstration of knowledge, skill, expressive fluency and general conducting competency will be developed through public performance preparation with all three areas; however, most performing will be completed in the student’s primary area of emphasis.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall : March 1
Spring: January 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Conducting at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Conducting graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Audition
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Masters Degree Required
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional admissions considerations

  • An on-campus audition with the WVU Wind Symphony, University Choir, or Symphony Orchestra is preferred, although video recorded auditions are allowed when great distance precludes a visit to campus. Contact Cynthia.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu to be referred to the faculty member in your area of specialization to arrange the audition.

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