Orchestral Conducting

At the University of Illinois, future orchestra conductors have access to a world-class education in conducting, under the direction of Donald Schleicher, as well as a broad array of course offerings in music history and theory/analysis. Recent graduates of the orchestral conducting program have won prestigious competitions, music directorships, and teaching positions around the world.

With the Music School’s wide array of fine ensembles, there are plentiful opportunities to observe and develop your musical leadership skills.  A renowned faculty in Choral Music and Wind Conducting allows for further exposure, interaction, and study in choral and wind specialities.