Orchestral Conducting at YSM
The orchestral conducting program offers an opportunity for one young conductor to serve as an assistant to Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian and guest conductors, which involves preparing the Yale Philharmonia, in two full rehearsals, for each concert program. Additionally, the student has the opportunity to conduct two Yale Philharmonia programs.
The orchestral conducting student receives training from Prof. Oundjian and has opportunities to conduct various ensembles in rehearsals and performances. The student further develops their technique and general musicianship through required score-reading and analysis classes, with an emphasis on orchestral repertoire.
Degrees + Programs
Master of Music
The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.
Master of Musical Arts
The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.
Doctor of Musical Arts
The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.