Earn a Master of Music, Music Education Degree with Conducting Specialization
The Master of Music, Music Education – Conducting Specialization is an exclusive online degree program at Colorado State University. The program features the annual Summer Conducting Seminar, the residency portion of the degree, with additional courses offered online during the school year.
Classes engage current middle school and high school choir, band, and orchestra directors seeking to further their knowledge and skills while earning a master’s degree, completing the majority of the course work during just three summers. Hands-on sessions are taught by CSU faculty and prestigious pedagogues from around the country. Curriculum focuses on advanced conducting, score preparation, rehearsal strategies, curriculum development, and more. Participants have daily conducting opportunities, in all three disciplines, with workshop ensembles and projects are designed for immediate implementation in your teaching program.
The 2013 seminar finale is The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan: July 20, 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Concert Hall.
Educators are also welcome to come for just one summer and improve their conducting skills.
- 2014 Curriculum:
- Advanced Conducting
- Score Preparation
- Rehearsal Strategies
- Laban Method for Expressive Conducting
- Performance Practice
- Band Rehearsal Techniques
Summer Conducting Seminar for Music Educators
July 3 – 19, 2014
2013 Seminar Faculty
Wes Kenney, Director of Orchestras at Colorado State University
Eric Hammer, Director of Orchestras at University of the Pacific
Dwight Bigler, Director of Choirs at Virginia Tech University
Bonnie Jacobi, Coordinator of Music Education, Colorado State University
Erik Johnson, Instrumental Music Education, Colorado State University
Ryan Olsen, Choral Music Education, Colorado State University
Leslie Stewart, Ensemble Director, Instructor of Violin, Colorado State University