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Certificate in Conducting

The Certificate in Conducting allows students to pursue the advanced study of conducting for a variety of music ensembles, including choral and instrumental. As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to conduct two full performances with a music ensemble. This program provides the necessary skills for a student to pursue a career in any area of the music industry including, music education, music composition, and musical performance.

Students who are interested in the Certificate in Conducting must first be admitted to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies as a music major. After completing year two as a music major, students can apply for admission to the Conducting Certificate program through the School of Music.

Conducting at CCU

The Certificate in Conducting offered by the CCU School of Music presents students with unique opportunities very few other programs offer. Colorado Christian University provides students with hours of experience in rehearsals and conducting performances for choral and instrumental ensembles. At CCU, students engage in the advanced study of music within a Christian environment, allowing them to apply their faith to their musical performances.

Interesting Courses You Might Take
  • Advanced Conducting Lessons
  • Conducting Recital

About the School of Music

The School of Music equips students with the necessary skills to become expressive artists and effective communicators from a Christian perspective through the discipline of music. Our students use music and theatre to impact culture for Christ, to honor Him, and to share His love on campus and around the world. Opportunities are open to students of all majors and include national and international tours for major ensembles and an on-campus recording studio.

Become a leader in both the world and the church as you learn to combine a progressive and distinctly Christian worldview with classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music. Academic programs range from Music Performance, Music Education, and Music Composition to Worship Arts, Theatre, and Dance. You'll get personal attention from exceptional, creative, and caring faculty who are themselves active performers and clinicians who desire to not only teach, but to also mentor students.

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CCU’s School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM establishes national standards for undergraduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

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