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Conducting  Master's

Further advance your conducting skills with opportunities to lead our orchestra and symphonies on stage.


What is Conducting at WVU like?


The WVU School of Music has a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars.

The master's in Conducting is a comprehensive program where students will not only have a primary area of emphasis in either orchestral, wind band or choral conducting, but will also take lessons and courses in the other secondary areas.

It is strongly recommended that those desiring admission to this degree have a minimum of two years successful teaching/conducting experience beyond their undergraduate conducting courses.

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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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
  • 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 to be referred to the faculty member in your area of specialization to arrange the audition. Please also contact the School of Music for additional application requirements, which include letters of recommendation.

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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