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    Welcome to Conducting at CU Boulder!

Welcome to Conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder! We welcome graduate students to join our program and study conducting with our acclaimed conducting faculty. Conducting students in the MM and DMA degree programs may concentrate in the choral, orchestral or wind/band areas. Major work in the conducting degrees includes advanced conducting, analytical studies, score reading, orchestration, arranging, performance-related writing and conducting practica.

In addition, our conducting faculty lead College of Music students in numerous outstanding ensembles and chamber groups. Recitals and concerts by the college’s performing organizations, faculty, guest artists and students provide the university community and Boulder area with some of the finest music being performed today.

For more information on group performance opportunities, please visit the ensembles page or read more about our different ensembles below.

Department Faculty

Gary Lewis
Chair, Conducting Studies
Director, Orchestral Studies
Professor of Conducting
Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair in Music
Matthew Dockendorf
Assistant Director of Bands
Instructor, Conducting and Music Education
Gregory Gentry
Director, Choral Studies
Associate Professor of Choral Studies
Lynn Whitten Choral Music Faculty Fellow
Donald J. McKinney
Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Conducting
Matthew Roeder
Associate Director of Bands
Director, Golden Buffalo Marching Band
Associate Professor of Conducting and Music Education
Elizabeth Swanson
Associate Director of Choral Studies
Assistant Professor of Conducting