DMA in Conducting
MM in Conducting
At the University of South Carolina School of Music, we provide a supportive environment that facilitates rigorous study and musical growth. The faculty works collaboratively to offer maximum opportunities for each student’s development. Graduate students encounter a genuinely collegial environment within their cohort, and across disciplines in the School of Music.
Graduate Assistantships are available
Distinctive features of the program
Podium time with a variety of ensembles
Study Abroad/Immersion opportunity (summer study)
Vocal/Instrumental Conducting Seminar (1 semester course)
This innovative course is taught collaboratively by the choral, opera, orchestral and wind conducting faculty.
On Campus Auditions: February 7–8, 2021
Sample Audition Day:
- Interview with faculty
- Vocal audition
- Choral Literature diagnostic exam
- Keyboard diagnostic exam
- Lunch with current graduate students
- Individual conducting coaching
- Rehearsal/audition with SATB ensemble
**Note for 2020-2021 audition cycle:
Pre-screening requirements remain the same. Applicants who are invited to audition will do so virtually. Contact Dr. Walker for more details.
Graduate Admissions - how to apply
Send audition videos to Traci Hair, graduate coordinator.