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Most Popular Schools for Conducting Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to master the art of leading bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles in performance, and related music leadership. Includes instruction in score analysis and arranging, rehearsal and performance leadership, music coaching, arrangement and performance planning, ensemble operations management, and applications to specific school or professional ensembles.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Michigan State University 9 0% $24,648
2 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 8 0% $27,434
3 Rider University 6 0% $51,670
4 Houghton College 5 1% $39,590
5 Central Michigan University 5 0% $22,004
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 4 0% $26,240
7 University of Rochester 4 0% $61,340
8 Reinhardt University 4 2% $32,794
9 Portland State University 4 0% $23,528
10 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 4 0% $33,592
11 Stephen F Austin State University 4 0% $22,948
12 Temple University 4 0% $29,632
13 Ithaca College 3 0% $55,587
14 Brigham Young University-Provo 3 0% $17,496
15 The New England Conservatory of Music 3 1% $55,870
16 Winthrop University 3 0% $25,450
17 Northwestern University 3 0% $63,193
18 The Juilliard School 3 1% $53,920
19 Oklahoma City University 2 0% $44,356
20 University of Southern California 2 0% $62,180
21 University of South Carolina-Columbia 2 0% $24,804
22 Southern Methodist University 2 0% $61,355
23 Butler University 2 0% $49,698
24 University of Miami 2 0% $60,906
25 San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2 1% $40,230
26 Minnesota State University-Mankato 2 0% $17,562
27 Shenandoah University 2 0% $43,598
28 Syracuse University 2 0% $57,450
29 The New School 1 0% $59,691
30 Mississippi College 1 0% $27,611
31 Union College 1 1% $31,990
32 Western Michigan University 1 0% $22,250
33 Boston University 1 0% $61,446
34 Carnegie Mellon University 1 0% $62,032
35 Baylor University 1 0% $53,886
36 University of Northern Iowa 1 0% $19,880
37 McMurry University 1 0% $36,421
38 Texas Christian University 1 0% $50,720
39 Campbellsville University 1 0% $33,628
40 Mercer University 1 0% $48,212
41 University of Missouri-Kansas City 1 0% $28,396

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Conducting program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.