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Ohio University Majors

Conducting Minor


Program Overview

The minor in conducting enables students to specialize and develop their conducting skills, helping them to become more knowledgeable and ultimately marketable in the field. The program emphasizes the skills and content knowledge essential to a conductor, including manual technique, rehearsal skills, score study, repertoire and programming knowledge, ear training, and error detection. The program requires three semesters of conducting courses, courses in instrumentation and literature, and ensemble participation, along with additional electives including applied conducting and recital.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Admission requires junior standing, an application interview with the certificate director, completion of MUS 1250 Introduction to Music History and LiteratureMUS 2040 Dictation and Sight Singing IV, MUS 2420 Class Piano IV , and completion of MUS 2020 Music Theory IV with a minimum grade of C.

Change of Program Policy

Admission requires junior standing, an application interview with the certificate director, completion of MUS 1250 Introduction to Music History and LiteratureMUS 2040 Dictation and Sight Singing IV, MUS 2420 Class Piano IV , and completion of MUS 2020 Music Theory IV IV with a minimum grade of C.

External Transfer Admission

Admission requires junior standing, an application interview with the certificate director, completion of MUS 1250 Introduction to Music History and LiteratureMUS 2040 Dictation and Sight Singing IV, MUS 2420 Class Piano IV , and completion of MUS 2020 Music Theory IV with a minimum grade of C.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The minor in conducting prepares students to be effective conductors. The program will benefit those students seeking to teach music in public schools, perform, or study conducting at the graduate level by providing in-depth skill development in manual technique, rehearsal skills, score study, repertoire and programming knowledge, ear training, and error detection.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Code: OR5199

Contact

College of Fine Arts 
School of Music 
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
Fax: 740.593.1429
music@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/finearts/music/

Administrative Contact

Andrew Trachsel, contact person
trachsel@ohio.edu

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