UNO offers the Master of Music degree in Conducting in both vocal and instrumental music. Interested candidates must successfully pass an audition and be admitted to the university’s Graduate School. For further information contact:
Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting
Recommended Course of Study:
Conducting Seminars – 9 credits are needed
Choral conducting majors take MUS 6111 twice and MUS 6112 once.
Instrumental conducting majors take MUS 6112 twice and MUS 6111 once.
Both courses may be repeated for credit. Please note that a maximum of 12 credits may be applied toward the degree and that lessons are required in the degree recital semester.
Music History – 3 credits are needed, usually chosen from:
MUS 4202G Studies in Renaissance Music, MUS 4203G Studies in Baroque Music, MUS 4204G Studies in Music of the Classical Era, MUS 4205G Studies in Music of the Romantic Era, MUS 4206G 20th Century Music, MUS 4291G Seminar in Music History
Music Theory – 3 credits are needed, usually chosen from:
MUS 6101 Analytical Studies of the Baroque/Classical Era, MUS 6102 Analytical Studies of the Romantic Era and 20th Century (MUS 4101G Contrapuntal Techniques, MUS 4102G 20th Century Techniques, MUS 6100 Graduate Theory in Performance, MUS 6191 Seminar in Music Theory are also available)
Graduate Full Recital – MUS 6990 Half Recital
The recital must contain at least 60 minutes of performed music. The program is to be selected with the approval of the major professor. It is the responsibility of the student to secure the ensemble.
- 4000G- or 6000-level courses (Any of these courses which are offered fulfills this requirement. You can find a list of the Music Courses offered in the course catalog.)
- Directed Independent Study – MUS 6001, and MUS 6002 (1-3 credits)
A Directed Independent Study (DIS) is a one-on-one class dedicated to a specific topic agreed on by the student and the professor. No more than 9 hours of DIS can be counted toward the degree.
- Ensembles (1 credit each)
All conducting students are encouraged to participate in ensembles every semester that they are enrolled. The ensembles are: Privateer Chorus (MUS 4904G), University Chorale (MUS 4905G), Chamber Ensemble (MUS 4901G), Wind Ensemble (MUS 4908G), and University Orchestra (MUS 4910G).
Please note: No more than 3 credits of ensemble can count towards the degree.
Graduate Colloquium – MUS 6900 (0 credit)
Enrollment in Graduate Colloquium is required each semester for all full- and part-time graduate students.
**33 credits are needed for graduation. Classes are 3 credits each unless otherwise noted.
Some flexibility within this recommended curriculum is possible. Please check with the major advisor and graduate coordinator. All courses are selected with the approval of the major advisor.