Online Master of Music with a Concentration in Conducting

Enhance your musical skills as a public school music teacher (or professional/community ensemble conductor) in this program designed for working professionals.

Renowned Faculty. Flexible Format.

There’s a limit to how much training teachers in public schools receive during undergraduate study. Frequently, they lead ensembles as part of their work, but the additional education they need to develop those skills is not always easily accessible to them.

UTEP’s Master of Music with a Concentration in Conducting helps you get the training you need while you work. Complete your degree online when school is in session, and in the summer, you’ll come to the UTEP campus to learn from nationally and internationally known experts like Elisa Fraser Wilson, who is featured below.

More and more music professionals are earning Master of Music degrees. Whether you work as a public school music teacher or a professional/community ensemble conductor, you can get the education needed to take your musical skills and career to the next level.

Bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

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  • Online with two on-campus components (in the summer)
  • One of two programs of its kind in the country with this unique format
  • Focus on wind, choral or orchestral conducting
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $490/credit hour (in-state students) or $575/credit hour (out-of-state students)
  • Available on the Academic Common Market*

*If you are a resident in one of the states that participate in the ACM, you MAY qualify for in-state tuition for this program while residing outside of Texas. For more information, you must contact the ACM Coordinator of the state in which you are residing. For contact info by state, please visit https://home.sreb.org/acm/states.aspx/.

Bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

Past Graduates

Porfirio Diaz III

“I learned so much from the program and it opened up a new realm of knowledge I never knew I had.  As one professor put it: “You walk away from your bachelor’s thinking you know it all, then achieve a master’s and question everything.” This is what makes us progress as musicians.”

Nadiah Eleskandrany

“Though I have been involved with music my entire life, this degree furthered my knowledge, abilities and confidence in a way that I had not experienced before. I hope that I will be able to apply this degree to various professional endeavors in the future and continue building on the strong foundational elements this program provided.”

Meet Selected Faculty

Elisa Fraser Wilson

Wilson is Associate Professor of Choral Music and Voice at UTEP, and formerly served as the director of the El Paso Children’s Choir at UTEP, and as chorusmaster and director of the El Paso Opera’s newly reestablished Young Artists Program. She has a large number of directing, coaching and production credits for high school and collegiate organizations, and is an active performer. Wilson has experience in opera, musical theater, jazz and popular music with local appearances across the El Paso Opera Company, UTEP Union Dinner Theater and Musical Theater Company.

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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