Wind ConductingOur Program Concentrations
Master of Music in Wind Conducting
The MM in Wind Conducting is an intense degree program for the serious wind conductor pursuing a career in public school music education or higher education. The program is limited to two students to provide ample conducting opportunities and individual attention.
Wind conducting majors also hold assistantships with UNM Bands where they receive experience in all aspects of the program including conducting the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, assisting with undergraduate conducting, and assisting with the Athletic Bands.
Leadership of the program is provided by Director of Bands, Dr. Emily Moss with opportunities to work with other members of the conducting faculty in orchestral and choral conducting and Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Chad Simons. Past graduates hold university, high school, and middle school teaching positions throughout the United States.
Entrance Requirements: Entrance into the program requires pre-screening and an invitation to audition on campus with the UNM Wind Symphony. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Moss by December 1 for best consideration. Prior conducting experience at the secondary level is preferred.