Why Study Instrumental Conducting
The Instrumental Conducting graduate program at Austin Peay will provide you with an individualized course of study, personalized mentoring by nationally-recognized faculty, tons of podium time and feedback, and small classes that allow for exceptional learning opportunities. Some Students choose this specialization to hone their skills as teachers and conductors, while others aim to prepare for doctoral study in instrumental conducting.
Students who wish to develop their potential as future conductors will benefit from the rich training and the myriad of opportunities offered at APSU.
Austin Peay's applied faculty and ensemble directors are second to none. Our department is host to world-class performers including symphony musicians, Nashville's top recording studio session players, chamber musicians, premier soloists, leading opera singers, and world-renowned clinicians. Our ensemble directors have established a tradition of excellence in chamber and large instrumental and vocal ensembles. And all Music Department faculty are committed to serving students as educators and mentors.
What Will I Learn
- Professional Effectiveness and Suitability: Students will demonstrate mastery of content and skills suitable to the area of specialization with graduate level technique and artistry.
- Speaking About Music: Students will speak about music at a professional level suitable to the area of specialization
- Writing About Music: Students will write about music at a professional level suitable to the area of specialization.
- Using Professional Resources: Students will independently locate and use appropriate resources to advance knowledge withing a chosen research topic.
- Synthesis: Students will synthesize a broad range of knowledge at a level suitable to the are of specialization.
Sample Course Plan