- Master of Music (MM)
Conducting is a graduate-level program that includes courses in choral and instrumental conducting at the beginning and advanced levels. Baton and rehearsal techniques, score preparation, and interpretation are stressed. Participating in student ensembles and helping them prepare for public performance is an essential part of the conducting curriculum.
Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.
- APST 260 - Conducting I: Techniques of Conducting 2 credits
- APST 350 - Conducting III: Instrumental 2 credits
- APST 460 - Seminar in Choral Conducting and Literature 4 credits
- APST 561 - Seminar in Choral Conducting and Literature 4 credits
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.Explore Faculty within Conducting
“It is important that students are active in the process of creating music.”Raphael Jiménez, Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Conducting