The conducting track in the M. Mus in Performance degree at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa seeks to develop future leaders in music by putting an emphasis on self-awareness as a musician and a conductor. The program is designed for musicians seeking to develop conducting skills through an immersive experience in all aspects of the art of conducting. Goals of the conducting track include advancing students’ professional work, becoming more effective school ensemble directors, and preparing students for doctoral studies. There are three concentration areas: choral, orchestral, and wind band.
Mus. in Performance: Conducting track students work one-on-one with all conducting faculty (choral, orchestral, wind band) in an effort to broaden understanding of the art & craft of conducting across many different types of ensembles. Practical experience is gained by frequent podium time in the rehearsal process and in concerts.