The Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University provides
a professional environment that stimulates the highest standards of excellence in
music education, research, performance, creativity and service. The conducting option
degree (band, choral and orchestral) stresses challenging studies in conducting skills,
repertoire and rehearsal techniques. You will focus on your particular specialty area
and will have numerous opportunities to conduct appropriate choirs, wind bands, orchestras
and string groups and chamber ensembles.
This 32 credit hour degree includes applied lessons and courses in repertoire, pedagogy,
music research and bibliography, music theory, and music history. Elective courses
allow you to explore additional interests. To earn your degree, you will be required
to complete a final project (creative component) and a final oral examination.
Seven credit hours of pedagogy courses
Eight-ten credit hours of performance courses
Courses in music research, music history and music theory
Go on to top-tier doctoral programs and music industry employment
Our faculty and staff will work closely with you to provide mentoring that
helps to develop your performance portfolios and enrich your critical thinking about
music. You will be part of the next generation of performers and educators, leaving
you well-equipped to tackle future musical endeavors in a multitude of career paths.
In addition to the general Graduate College application, you must complete an audition
as part of your application process.
GRE not required
TOEFL required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers (iBT
score of 79)
*Applicants with a TOEFL score of at least 61 iBT/500 PBT but less than 79 iBT/550
PBT (or an IELTS academic stream score of 6.0) and who demonstrate unusual academic
promise may be admitted to graduate study on conditional status upon petition to the
Graduate College by the graduate program.
Cost & Assistance
Graduate students in the School of Music may be awarded a 0.5 FTE graduate teaching
assistantship (GTA) based on merit and availability. GTAs assist with the school's
instructional mission by engaging in pedagogical activities, such as teaching private
lessons to non-music majors, leading instrumental warm-ups and grading papers or proctoring
quizzes and exams for music academic classes.
Additionally, through a partnership between Oklahoma State University, the Tulsa Symphony
Orchestra and the Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation, the Michael and Anne Greenwood
School of Music string area offers four graduate string fellowship positions to violin,
viola, cello and bass candidates. This two-year fellowship program enables qualified
applicants to pursue a graduate degree at OSU while performing as section players
with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.