Area of study: conducting

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.

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