Orchestral ConductingOur Program Concentrations
The MM in Orchestral Conducting is a degree program designed for the student who wishes to pursue a D.M.A. degree in the same field, and/or in preparation to become an orchestral conductor in the public schools, or the conductor of a community orchestra or a professional organization.
The UNM Orchestra offers an assistanship which includes assisting in conducting rehearsals or in concert as assigned, the UNM Orchestra library, and in all logistical aspects of the orchestra operation. The program is limited to two students providing an excellent number of conducting opportunities and individual attention.
Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez is the Director of Orchestral Activities and head of the MM in Orchestral Conducting. The MM in Orchestral Conducting provides opportunities for the student to also work with Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of the UNM Bands and head of the MM in Wind Conducting, and with Professor Juan Hernandez, Director of the UNM Choirs and head of the MM in Choral Conducting.
Entrance into the program requires a pre-screening which consists in submitting video materials of the applicant conducting in rehearsal and/or in concert. The selected candidates will be invited to conduct Claude Debussy’s ” Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun ” with the UNM Orchestra in rehearsal. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez, Director of Orchestral Activities at: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st for best consideration. Prior conducting experience at the secondary level is preferred.