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School of Music

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UofSC 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.

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.

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