European graduate programs for non-music bachelors holder
Date: August 6, 2014
I currently reside in the United States, but I am currently looking into European grad programs for choral conducting (or general conducting if the school/program seems like a good fit). I'm looking mostly in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, etc. I have two bachelors degrees in art, but have been in choirs consistently for 10 years, have taken advanced private voice lessons and have a pretty good handle on most aspects of music theory. I am wondering if anyone here has any suggestions of specific schools, or how you went about finding a good school abroad, especially ones that will accept students who have not formally studied music. I am completely willing to put in the work and devote the time leading up to enrollment to intensive music theory study, but I just don't want to find a program and drown because I don't have hands on experience conducting. Any advice/wisdom/concerns/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!