Area of study: conducting

Orchestral Conducting at YSM

The orchestral conducting program offers intensive training to gifted young conductors. Students study with Yale Philharmonia Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian and have the opportunity to conduct the orchestra and other ensembles in rehearsal and performance. With no more than two orchestral conducting students enrolled at one time, the program offers each student an experience similar to that of an assistant conductor. Students further develop their techniques and general musicianship through required score-reading and analysis classes, with an emphasis on orchestral repertoire.

faculty spotlight

Peter Oundjian
Professor Adjunct of Music and Orchestral Conducting

Peter Oundjian

Faculty conductor Peter Oundjian has been sharing his love of music with the world for over five decades, as a violinist and conductor.

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.

Perform at Yale
At the Yale School of Music, there are numerous opportunities to perform in the School’s historic concert halls and throughout New Haven.
If it wasn’t for Yale, I would not be a conductor.
Dante Anzolini, orchestral conducting, ’89MM ’90MMA ’97DMA