Graduate Study

The goal of the graduate conducting program is to develop conductors for professional careers in performance and education through intensive study of literature and pedagogy. The rigorous and varied curriculum prepares well-rounded conductors for successful professional careers in their chosen field. Graduate Conducting Associates receive practical experience working regularly with all Wind Studies ensembles (the Wind Symphony, Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, University Band, Concert Band, and the Green Brigade Marching Band), and appear on concert programs throughout the year. Additionally, the Conducting Associates serve in an internship capacity and are integrally involved in all administrative aspects of the Wind Studies Area.


UNT graduates are competitive internationally for high profile positions. Former students can be found teaching in secondary and collegiate institutions, as well as serving in military music roles, around the world. Information regarding the degree plans and coursework can be found at this website.


Once admitted to the College of Music, graduate students are eligible for competitive, merit-based scholarships, and teaching assistantships and fellowships. Assistantships and fellowships are awarded each spring for the following academic year. Teaching fellows may receive the opportunity to serve as an instructor of record for our Concert Band, University Band, and/or Fundamentals of Conducting courses. More information about scholarship opportunities can be found at this website. Other financial assistance programs are outlined at the financial aid website.


Applicants must meet admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as complete a successful audition within the College of Music. Graduate school requirements are outlined at the following link: Applicants will only be admitted after acceptance to both the Graduate School and College.


College of Music admissions procedures can be found at


Audition materials are gathered and facilitated through the Acceptd Portal: Applicants should be prepared to submit a 20-minute video recording containing both rehearsal and performance footage (face front perspective), a resume/C.V., repertoire list, and an example of scholarly writing. Prescreening materials are due December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. Successful applicants will be invited to campus for a live audition early in the spring semester.


For further information or questions related to Wind Studies at UNT and applying to the program, please contact:


Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Regents Professor of Music
Director of Wind Studies
Artistic Director/Conductor, North Texas Wind Symphony
University of North Texas College of Music

Andrew Trachsel, DMA
Associate Professor of Wind Studies
Conductor of the Wind Orchestra
University of North Texas College of Music

Daniel Cook
Director of Athletic Bands
Conductor of the Wind Ensemble
University of North Texas College of Music