Welcome to the orchestral conducting program at the University of Colorado College of Music!

We offer both master’s and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting designed to provide a wide variety of opportunities for the graduate conductor who is interested in an academic or professional conducting career. 

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We’re proud of our graduate conducting alumni whose recent (within the last 10 years) successes in various facets of the conducting profession include these positions, engagements and accomplishmentsCheck out our alumni class notes for more alumni accomplishments and follow our ongoing alumni highlights on Instagram.

gary lewisGary Lewis

Director of Orchestras and Professor of Music Gary Lewis conducts the CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program at our College of Music. He also leads the graduate program in orchestral conducting, both the master’s and doctoral levels. His former students are currently enjoying success as conductors with professional orchestras and opera companies, university and public school ensembles, and youth orchestras. Previously, Lewis served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan and Abilene Christian University. MORE