Orchestral Conducting

  • Orchestral conducting

The master and doctoral degree programs in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington prepare aspiring conductors to attain the highest levels of excellence in leading large orchestra ensembles in professional, community, and educational settings.

Under the leadership of Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot and UW Symphony director David Alexander Rahbee, the program is a highly selective course of study offering participants personal coaching by highly qualified faculty mentors and unique opportunities to study in close proximity to professional symphony conductors.

Performance Opportunities

Orchestral Conducting students have the opportunity to participate in weekly podium time with Campus Philharmonia, including quarterly performances. Possible concert appearances and or master classes with the UWSO as determined by Morlot and Rahbee are available. Students are given access to all Seattle Symphony rehearsals led by Maestro Morlot.

Study with distinguished faculty

Students receive weekly meetings/lessons with Rahbee. Meetings with Morlot are scheduled according to his schedule. Areas of focus for meetings/lessons include aspects of score study, analysis, technique, preparation, styles, performance practice, score reading and repertoire.


For more information, contact SoMadmit@uw.edu