Music, Instrumental Conducting
Master's Emphasis

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The Department of Music offers a Master of Music degree, with a variety of emphasis areas, including performance, conducting, and music education. Within the area of conducting, students may select an instrumental (wind or orchestral) emphasis. This degree is designed to prepare individuals for professional advancement or for entry into further study at the doctoral level.

Awards for full-time graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients of these positions will take active leadership roles in the department's ensembles, teaching and accompanying private lessons, and/or serving as an assistant to the ensemble director.

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  • About Master's Degree
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements
  • Instrumental Conducting Faculty

In addition to classroom and studio work, students in the Instrumental Conducting Graduate Program at Pittsburg State University will gain extensive hands-on experience with PSU ensembles as part of their training. The final component of the program is the presentation of a public performance. Preparation for this component includes the research and selection of all repertoire, as well as planning and running rehearsals.

The Instrumental Conducting Graduate Program at PSU has the flexibility to accommodate the schedule of working music educators, and will prepare students for career advancement or placement in an advanced degree program.

  • Middle School, High School, or College Band or Orchestra Director
  • Instrumental Music Educator
  • Professional Conductor

Requirements for full admission into this degree program:

  • Meet Pittsburg State University Entrance Requirements (see below)
  • Audition and Interview 
  • Complete Diagnostic Exams in Music Theory and Music History

Dr. Andrew Chybowski
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Wind Ensemble 
Office: 620-235-4481


Dr. Raul Munguia
Associate Professor of Violin, Viola, Conducting
Director of Orchestras
Office: 620-235-4472

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

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