Master of Music - Performance Studies (Conducting)
In 2017 the Elder Conservatorium of Music and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra began collaborating on a Masters level conducting program. This collaboration aims to prepare students who aspire to be professional conductors working at the highest level.
Students of the course have the opportunity to conduct the ASO in Masterclass situations throughout the year and work as assistants on specific ASO projects. Regular conducting classes are held at the Elder Conservatorium under the direction of Dr Luke Dollman, including one to one sessions, sessions with two pianos and sessions with a small chamber orchestra based around a core of five professional players. Opportunities to conduct the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, and Elder New Music Lab are also made available. The Masters is designed as a two year coursework degree, though in exceptional cases it may also be done by research. A one year Graduate Diploma course is also available. This year we are also offering the possibility of doing an Honours year majoring in conducting for the first time.
Whilst it is preferable for students of the course to be resident in Adelaide for the duration of their studies, it is also possible to commute from elsewhere and undertake the course via intensive sessions. Applicants for study in 2020 must submit a video and CV by Friday 1 November 2019. For further details about the course or the selection process please contact Dr Luke Dollman.