Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting (D.M.A.)

Candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music must demonstrate exceptional musical ability both as a conductor and as a performer on their primary instrument. Enrollment for this major is only by special permission and is highly competitive.

Orchestral Conducting
For those focusing primarily on orchestral conducting, 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. A DMA student will conduct the following recitals:

•  Chamber concert (repertoire such as Stravinski’s L’HIstoire, Copland Appalachian Spring, etc.)

•  Classical Orchestra concert (Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven sized)
• Full symphony Orchestra concert (Post 19th Century Symphonic works)

In addition, during regular Frost Symphony Orchestra concerts, a DMA student will:

• premiere at least one orchestra work

• conduct a minimum of 3 full concerti or equivalent

Recent graduates of this prestigious DMA program include: 

• Zoe Zeniodi, Music Director, Broward Symphony, Music Director Alhambra Orchestra; Assistant Conductor, Florida Grand Opera
http://www.zoezeniodi.com/
 
• Chung Park, Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities: Appalachian State University, North Carolina
http://music.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/dr-chung-park

• Bruce Kiesling, Music Director, Tulare County Symphony, Conductor YOLA - the Youth Orchestra of the LA Philharmonic
http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/bruce-kiesling

We encourage you to view these videos to become acquainted with the distinguished Frost Symphony Orchestra:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFrostSymphony

Wind Conducting
For those focusing primarily on wind conducting there are a variety of conducting opportunities and ensembles at the Frost School of Music that provide an excellent array of podium and mentoring time.  Applicants are prescreened and finalists are invited for an on-campus interview/audition for the position.  For more information please contact Director of Bands Gary Green at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Frost School of Music Graduate Admissions office.