Conducting

A group of conducting students pose with their batons

MASTER OF MUSIC • DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS

Graduate conducting programs in the Butler School of Music are highly selective and provide exceptional training through close mentorship and opportunities to lead a diverse range of ensembles. Students prepare for careers in professional and academic settings through a study of music history, music theory, and related fields.

BAND & WIND

Band and Wind conducting students have the opportunity to lead several different ensembles during their studies from marching band to chamber winds to our top- tier Wind Ensemble. World-renowned faculty members guide students as they hone their professional and teaching skills.

Faculty

Joshua Gall
Assistant Professor of Practice

Jerry Junkin
Professor of Wind Conducting

Cliff Croomes
Associate Director of Bands

Ryan Kelly
Associate Professor of Practice in Conducting

LaToya Webb
Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting

ORCHESTRAL

Orchestra conducting students receive hands on experience assisting Symphony Orchestra rehearsals and running the University Orchestra, which includes preparing at least two concerts per semester.

Faculty

Farkhad Khudyev
Assistant Professor of Music in Orchestral Studies

Douglas Kinney-Frost
Principal Conductor, Butler Opera Center

CHORAL

Choral conducting students assist faculty with all Butler School choral ensembles. In addition to conducting choral groups, conducting assistants frequently sing in our top-tier choral ensemble, Chamber Singers.

Faculty

Suzanne Pence
Associate Professor of Choral Conducting