Music Conducting


Conductors are responsible for directing musical performances. They usually stand in front of performers and help guide the tempo and interpret scores using hand gestures. They also provide guidance to musicians during rehearsals. In essence, Conductors help bring performances to life.

The B.Mus. Minor in Conducting is split into two streams—orchestral conducting and choral conducting—which offer you an opportunity to develop technical skills in orchestral or choral conducting and rehearsal techniques.

Students are admitted by audition and upon successful completion of the conducting entrance exam for the Minor. Enrolment is limited and is not open to U0 students.


The Conducting Minor is perfect for those who would like to go on to become conductors or ensemble performers after graduation. Depending on your core field of major, you can go on to pursue careers in performance, music theory, music composition, and more.

You could become a professional:

  • Conductor
  • Music instructor
  • Music theorist
  • Composer

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Schulich School of Music.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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