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Learn to channel the power of music when you lift the baton.

German Gutierrez conducting an orchestra

Our conducting degrees provide exceptional training and opportunities for you to explore a unique variety of podium time. As a conducting student, you’ll have opportunities to rehearse and perform with children, youth, college, community and professional orchestras.

Graduate students in orchestral conducting serve as assistant conductors of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, TCU Symphony, and conducting fellow of the Fort Worth Symphony.

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Sample Courses

  • Score Reading
  • Music History
  • Recital
  • Music Theory Courses
  • Doctoral Conducting
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Special Admission Requirements

Each of the graduate programs in conducting have unique admissions requirements.

What Sets Us Apart

TCU hosts the Fort Worth Symphony’s annual orchestral conducting workshop, allowing students to work with professionals as they explore the art of conducting.

Career Prospects

Our conducting alumni at TCU have been extraordinarily successful in their careers and/or doctoral programs in various universities. The quality of the Orchestral Conducting Program in our school continues to garner recognition and the level of current students is at a prominent standard.

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