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Conducting - M.M.

COLLEGE:    College of the Arts

DEPARTMENT:    School of Music
E101 Music and Speech Center
Tel: 330-672-2172
E-mail: dseachri@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/music/    
DESCRIPTION:    The Master of Music in Conducting is customized toward the skills of the student who may emphasize either choral, orchestral or band conducting.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE if GPA is below 3.0; goal statement(s); resume; three letters of recommendation; and audition/portfolio review.   
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 32 total credit hours.

ENSEMBLE:
A maximum of two ensemble hours may be applied toward degree requirements. Students must petition the Graduate Studies Committee to count additional ensemble  hours toward degree requirements. The ensemble requirement for students in the choral concentration is four credit hours.

Music ensembles are open to all qualified university students upon satisfactory audition. Membership in music organizations is not limited to music majors and minors. All master’s students are required to participate in an ensemble for two semesters. One summer session is considered equivalent to one semester.

THESIS/
DISSERTATION:
    All students writing a thesis or essay must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis or essay and the student’s major area of study. A student electing the two-recital option must pass a final oral examination covering literature performed in recitals and the student’s areas of performance and study in the degree. Those completing a coursework option must pass a final oral examination covering all of the coursework in the master’s degree program. The final oral examination may be attempted two times.

PROGRAM FEE:    None   
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