Cal State LA offers two graduate programs in conducting.
The two-year Master of Music in Conducting takes place during the Fall and Spring semesters with tracks in Choral Conducting and Instrumental Conducting. The culminating experience for this option is a conducting recital.
The Master of Music in Choral Conducting (MMCC) is a unique program that will helps students refine conducting and rehearsal techniques, musicianship, and vocal pedagogy with the guidance of hands-on attention from prestigious and experienced faculty. Each summer residency is seven weeks long and includes a one-week choral festival of lectures, master classes and performances with prominent guest artists. The MMCC Program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
An audition is required for admission into MM in Conducting. Click below for more information, and please contact the area coordinator for your instrument if you have any additional questions.
- For the four-semester Master of Music in Conducting
- For the three-summer Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Area Coordinators and Faculty
- Dr. Emily Moss (Instrumental: Winds, Brass, Percussion, Classical Piano)
- Dr. Christopher Gravis (Vocalists)
- A list of applied lesson faculy can be found here
All Master of Music students are required to participate in an ensemble and are placed by their area coordinator. Major performance ensembles include Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir and Chamber Music.