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Performance – Conducting: Wind, Orchestral and Choral emphasis (MMus)

Our performance program blends hands-on experience and experiential education in a collaborative environment. It also serves as a gateway to a professional life in music and as an academic pathway to further specialized research at the DMA/PhD level.

Specifically, the Conducting program is designed to offer conductors advanced experience developing and increasing professional knowledge and practical skills through innovative, forward-thinking learning opportunities to create positive outcomes for students, educators and communities.

Course experiences are targeted towards developing further knowledge and practical skills in conducting techniques, repertoire, rehearsal strategies and approaches, leadership and communication, student learning and engagement through lessons, small and large ensemble conducting.

Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
2 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Master's
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Outcomes

Students in this program will:

  • demonstrate advanced conducting techniques and rehearsal strategies through effective communication skills to lead, direct and conduct instrumental and choral ensembles
  • analyze and interpret musical scores for use in practical musical settings demonstrating a thorough knowledge of core repertoire
  • examine conducting approaches and musical expression through individual lessons, small and large ensemble conducting and scholarly research
  • apply advanced musical knowledge, artistry and interpretation gained through scholarly research and practical experiences
  • use advanced performance diagnostic and analytical listening skills in practical musical settings
  • reflect and respond to feedback at a high level

Find a supervisor

All graduate students in this program must have a faculty member who serves as their academic supervisor. When you apply:

  • you must list a potential supervisor on your application
  • this faculty member must agree to be your supervisor and recommend your admission

To find a supervisor, review the faculty contacts. When you've found a faculty member whose research complements your own, contact them by email.

All graduate students in this program must have a faculty member who serves as their academic supervisor. When you apply:

  • you must list a potential supervisor on your application
  • this faculty member must agree to be your supervisor and recommend your admission

Supervisors in each of the conducting areas are:

Wind conducting: Dr. Steven Capaldo (capaldo@uvic.ca)

Orchestral conducting: Prof. Ajtony Csaba (acsaba@uvic.ca)

Choral conducting: Dr. Adam Con (acon@uvic.ca)

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Faculties & departments

Need help?

Contact Linda Sheldon at musi@uvic.ca or 250-721-7902.

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