The certificate in conducting is designed for conductors who have already achieved a master's degree but are not yet ready to pursue an artist diploma program. Students receive training in the art of conducting for Western art music while developing crucial skills for all areas of conducting and music direction, including  hosting auditions, recruiting and managing personnel.

The certificate in conducting is available in three areas of study: orchestral, wind and choral, each of which will pair a student with one of Lamont's world-class music faculty. With the certificate in hand, graduates will be equipped to continue their studies with an artist diploma or doctoral degree, or to begin their pursuit of a professional music career.

A completed degree in music or its equivalent from a recognized school of music is required for admission.

About the Certificate

Audition Requirements

Applicants to the certificate must submit a completed graduate application, along with all required Lamont materials. The certificate is offered with Orchestral, Wind and Choral specializations, each with unique audition requirements.

For detailed audition requirements, please visit the Conducting studio page.

Degree Requirements

The conducting certificate consists of 28 credit hours over a two-year course of study. Students in the program will take weekly lessons, lead rehearsals, and take two advanced conducting classes outside of their major concentratino. They will also perform one full-length conducting recital.

Learn more about Lamont's certificate in Conducting.

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