USC offers the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting, both choral
and instrumental. Conducting students enhance skills and achieve a great command of
orchestral forces, choral ensembles, and the entire range of our band program.
The program prepares students to master the art of leading choirs, orchestras, bands
and other ensembles in performance. Our world-class faculty are led by Maestros Donald
Portnoy, Larry Wyatt and Scott Weiss.
Instruction in score analysis and arranging, rehearsal and performance leadership,
music coaching, arrangement and performance planning, ensemble operations management,
and applications to specific school or professional ensembles will ensure a well-rounded
mastery of the art of conducting.
Conductors Institute of South Carolina
The world-renowned Conductors Institute of South Carolina has been on the must-do list for young aspiring and experienced conductors alike.
Students of the summer institute receive a no-nonsense tutorial from conductors and
composers with vast experience in the commercial, academic and professional worlds