The artist diploma in conducting is a highly selective program for students determined to pursue a professional career in conducting.

Working closely with a faculty mentor, you'll supplement your existing qualifications with a selection of graduate-level music courses and performance experience with Lamont ensembles.

Conductors in the Artist Diploma program get hands-on experience leading the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or choral ensembles.

About the Program

Audition Requirements

Applicants to the artist diploma in conducting should upload a 25-minute pre-screening audition video through the online application by December 15.

The next step is a live audition, in which the student will conduct, depending on their program, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Chorale. They will also complete an interview with the director of that program.

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

Degree Requirements

The 27-credit artist diploma offers specializations in choral, orchestra or wind conducting completed over a two year period.

Scholars in the program will make four concert appearances with an appropriate major ensemble and will perform one full-length conducting recital.

Learn more about Lamont's artist diploma in Conducting.

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