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Mike Curb College logo, collage of pictures includes cello, stage door sign, scene from a play, illustration from Art Gallery showing, and a picture of three dancers.

 

College Resources

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

DEAN'S CIRCLE EXECUTIVE BOARD

SUPPORT THE COLLEGE

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

ASSESSMENT RESOURCE CENTER [ARC]

RAVI K. & AMALIA SAWHNEY CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

ARTS COUNCIL FOR CSUN

 

Academic Programs

ART

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

JOURNALISM

MUSIC

THEATRE

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

Student Resources

STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER/EOP

ROADMAPS TO GRADUATION

CENTERS/SPECIAL PROGRAMS

INFORMATION FOR NEW FRESHMEN

 

College Vision

The College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

Graduate Programs

ART
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Art Education | Art History | Studio Art | Visual Communication

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS
Overview

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Overview | Application Procedures

JOURNALISM
Overview | Application Procedures

MUSIC
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Performance | Conducting | Composition

THEATRE
Overview
| Application Procedures

MUSIC GRADUATE PROGRAM -- Conducting (Master of Music)

The Music Department at Cal State University Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of conducting choral, orchestral and band/wind endemble at the graduate level. Students in conducting continue studies in Music History and Music Theory. Students in choral conducting take classes in Choral Literature, Private Conducting Lessons, and Seminars in Conducting and perform in and conduct major ensembles. In Instrumental Conducting, students take classes in Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Private Conducting Lessons, and play in and conduct major ensembles. Conducting students in both Choral and Instrumental Conducting can choose from a wide variety of electives to enrich their educational experiences. Candidates in conducting will conduct public performances as part of their culminating experience and present an abstract of analysis of the works performed.

A wide variety of conducting experiences are made available to graduate students in conducting. Students may conduct works in ensemble performances, in concerto competition performances, chamber music groups, and opera performances.

Entrance Requirements:

(Students who audition for the Master’s program in conducting should have an undergraduate degree in music)

  1. Schedule an audition with the area advisor. The candidate will conduct a rehearsal.
  2. The audition may also include the demonstration of keyboard ability as well as sight reading skills.
  3. Candidates in Choral Conducting may have to demonstrate a reading ability in French, German, and Italian.