School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
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A Degree in Conducting

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with a concentration in conducting in the following areas: choral, orchestral, and wind.

The Conducting Program provides an education in the arts enabling FIU’s conductors and musicians to assume leadership roles as professional conductors, performers and educators and to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century with flexibility and ingenuity. The successes of graduates of FIU’s conducting programs are attested to by the numerous alumni working internationally as conductors, educators, and scholars. Here, you will have significant podium time in rehearsals and performances.

M.M. in Choral Conducting

The Choral Conducting Program at Florida International University School of Music is constructed to prepare the successful candidate for a myriad of conducting possibilities. Each candidate will have a large number of conducting opportunities with close observation and mentorship from Dr. Kathryn K. Longo. 

Audition Requirements
Audition Dates

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Choral Studies

Dr. Kathryn K. Longo

(305) 348-3359

klongo@fiu.edu

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M.M. in Orchestral Conducting

The FIU School of Music offers a program for a limited number of talented conductors to pursue Master’s degree. Successful candidates must be outstanding musicians with talent and passion for orchestral conducting. Conducting students receive plenty of podium time with the FIU Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals and concerts throughout the year. They also serve as assistants to the faculty and visiting conductors in orchestral and operatic productions. Distinguished visiting conductors in recent years include James Judd, David Effron, José Serebrier, Neal Varon, Eduardo Marturet and Giancarlo Guerrero.

Audition Requirements
Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Director of Orchestral Studies

Javier José Mendoza

(305) 348-2896

javier.mendoza@fiu.edu

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M.M. in Instrumental Conducting

The program is constructed to prepare the successful candidate for a myriad of conducting possibilities. The successful candidate will have a deep knowledge of the music for winds, brass and percussion coupled with a passion for conducting. Each candidate will have a large number of conducting opportunities with the Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble, with close observation and mentorship from Dr. Alston and Professor Bernhardt. Graduates of the FIU Wind Conducting Program hold positions in some of the finest High School and University Band Programs in the country.

Audition Requirements
Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Instrumental Conducting

Dr. Brenton Alston

(305) 348.2497

bralston@fiu.edu

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