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Instrumental Conducting

Director of Bands: Dr. Patricia Cornett

Degree Program: M.M. Wind Band Conducting

The Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting is a rigorous, highly select, two-year program of study that combines technique, artistry, and scholarship. Students in the program will have the opportunity to conduct a wide variety of ensembles throughout their time at Temple, including the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and various chamber ensembles. Graduate students will also assist with conducting pedagogy at the undergraduate level.

Areas of Specialization:

Students will develop the skills needed to provide compelling musical leadership, achieved through the merging of the prepared mind and the trained body. Skills will include the following:

Graduate students in Instrumental Conducting are normally offered Teaching Assistantships that include partial tuition remission and monetary stipends. Assistantships responsibilities will be assigned from the following:

More information about the application process and degree requirements can be found in the Boyer Graduate Admissions area.

Workshops, Master Classes, and Guest Artists

The Temple Band program hosts a number of special events each year, including our annual high school band day (hosted by the Diamond Marching Band) each fall, our annual Festival of Winds each spring, and our Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop each summer. In addition, world renowned guest composers, conductors, and performers are in residence each year.