Conducting, Master in Music

Master of Music in Conducting

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $375.00
  • $617.00

Program Overview

The online Master of Music with concentration in Conducting is designed to emphasize individualized instruction in conducting and maximize experiences in front of an ensemble.

Courses in music history, literature and theory supplement the practical experience to help produce well-rounded graduates with considerable knowledge of techniques and literature.

Students of this program gain:

  • Advanced conducting techniques and familiarity with conducting ensembles
  • Competency in advanced research and writing
  • Skills to communicate an understanding of music theory and music history

Career Outlook:

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow at a rate of 2%, slower than the average for all occupations. Music directors will be needed to lead orchestras, bands and choirs for concerts and musical theater performances.

Potential careers include:

  • Professor of Music
  • Music Director
  • Conducting Fellow
  • High School Band Teacher
  • Director of Choral Activities

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

    Undergraduate degree in music.

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  4. Conducting audition

  5. Resume

  6. In order to pursue the online/remote delivery option students must have an off-campus lab ensemble approved by graduate conducting faculty as part of the audition process.

To apply to this program:

  1. A conducting audition will be scheduled with a program contact.
  2. Complete application.

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJun 15
  • Spring SemesterNov 15
  • Summer SessionApr 15