- Professor of Music Education
- Director of Undergraduate Choral Studies
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Conducting students encounter a wide variety of experiences, working with large ensembles, as well as both auditioned and non-auditioned collegiate ensembles. Graduate conductors serve as an integral part of the FSU choral and instrumental area and are immersed in all aspects of running these collegiate programs, giving them a comprehensive experience
The conducting program places a strong emphasis on collegiality, enabling students to form strong professional relationships that will enrich their future careers. Conducting students work together and with students from across the College of Music, building a plurality of lasting relationships.
In addition to the conducting faculty, students also learn from internationally-recognized faculty in the areas of music education, applied voice, music theory, and musicology. Students are actively encouraged to learn and grow from observation of and dialogue with each other.
Graduate conducting students earn degrees with ample customization, allowing for experiences important to the development of each unique individual. Degree programs allow students to focus on a future in teaching or as professional conductor in a myriad of settings.
For more information about the Conducting program, contact Kevin Fenton (choral), Michael Hanawalt (choral), Richard Clary (wind) and Alexander Jiménez (orchestral).
Highly selective, student in the MM receive significant podium time and a highly personalized course of study.
Program of Study – Band Conducting
Program of Study – Choral Conducting
This program includes high-level conducting experience in both a regular academic-year and also a summer only program.
Program of Study – Non-Thesis track
Program of Study – Thesis track
Program of Study – Choral (Summer)