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ERIC Number: ED516108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-2687-9
A Study of Master's Degrees in Orchestral Conducting in the United States
St. John, Brian Allen
ProQuest LLC, D.M.A. Dissertation, Arizona State University
In order to learn to be an orchestra conductor in the United States of America, students often begins their formal education by seeking to earn a master's degree in orchestral conducting. This project compiled a listing of American universities which offer a master's degree in orchestral conducting and categorized the component parts of their curricula. To date no study had previously compiled the necessary data to create and present such a list. This study used three methods in order to amass the data regarding master's degree programs in orchestral conducting programs in the United States: (1) Internet searches, including of university websites and their course catalogs; (2) direct contact with directors of orchestra programs via e-mail; and, (3) direct contact with administrators of university programs via e-mail. After the data was obtained it was organized and presented as follows: (1) based upon the total number of institutions included in the study; (2) according to the average credit hours required to complete degrees; (3) by individual courses as offered by the institutions; and, (4) as related to the percentage of coursework needed in the context of representative sample areas. The findings section discusses the focus of programs of study, commonalities and unusual courses, with special consideration given to standards set forth by the National Association of Schools of Music. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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