Candidates for the Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music demonstrate truly exceptional musical ability as a conductor with considerable experience. Enrollment for this major is only by special permission and is highly competitive. Only one student is taken at a time to allow maximum podium and mentoring time. Applicants are prescreened and finalists are invited for an on-campus interview/audition for the position.
An Artist Diploma student will conduct the following recitals:
• Chamber Orchestra concert (Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven sized)
• Full Symphony Orchestra Concert (Post 19th Century Symphonic works)
In addition, during regular Frost Symphony Orchestra concerts, an Artist Diploma student will:
• premiere at least one orchestra work
• conduct a minimum of 2 full concerti or equivalent
Graduates are prepared for positions in Higher Education and as Associate Conductors with professional orchestras.
We encourage you to view these videos to become acquainted with the distinguished Frost Symphony Orchestra: