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Conducting M.A., D.M.A.

UI music student conducts a symphony band concert.As a small department within a large School of Music, we offer graduate students the best of both worlds: excellent access to research libraries, stimulating performance opportunities, and ample teaching opportunities, all with a maximum of individualized attention from faculty.

Choral Conducting

Contact information: Timothy Stalter, Director of Choral Activities, 319-335-1677,

Orchestral Conducting

Contact information: David Becker, Interim Director of Orchestras, 319-335-1628,

Wind Conducting

Pre-screening/Admission Requirement

  1. Current CV, include with the application. 
  2. Current repertoire list of wind works applicant has studied and conducted; email directly to Dr. Heidel. 
  3. Video of conducting a rehearsal and/or performance; include on the pre-screening form.

Applications must be completed by December 1st. Finalists will be invited to campus for a live audition in late January/early February based on the above materials as well as the documents in their graduate application.  

Contact information: Richard Mark Heidel, Director of Bands, 319-335-1635,