Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty.

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Hours and Location

Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday - 9:00 - 5:00 (Remote)

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Applying to the Master of Music in Conducting Program

The MM in Conducting (Instrumental) at Queens College is a two year program, inclusive of major performance goals, leadership opportunities, and the acquisition and polishing of career skills.

The program enrollment is limited to no more than two students, attached variously to the Queens College Orchestra, the Studio Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, and other ensembles, where appropriate.


Admission Requirements are the successful completion of:

  • An Undergraduate Performance or Music Education Degree
  • Video Submission (details here)
  • Resume / CV documenting relevant performance experience as a conductor
  • Personal essay of around 750 words describing your current professional goals and concomitant future plans. How has your background thus far served those goals and how do you expect graduate studies at Queens College to help you achieve them?
  • PLEASE NOTE: Applications to the Instrumental MM in Conducting Program will open again in the 2025-2026 academic year.

Successful candidates will show command of rehearsal skills, a readable and easily accessible physical conducting technique, insightful musical interpretation, and the potential for growth. Previous conducting experience is a requirement of the program, as is mastery of your own instrument or voice.

Degree Program

  • Private lessons and Seminar, 4 Semesters (16 credits)
  • Performance Practice e.g. 18th, 19th and/or 20th Century, 2 semesters (6 credits)
  • Analysis for Performers, 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Three semesters of electives e.g. Languages, Theory, Musicology (9 credits)
  • Writing about Music (2 credits)
  • Orchestra, 4 semesters (4 credits)
  • 36 Total Credits


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