Program Highlights

The Conducting in Music certificate is for currently active teachers and musicians.

The program is set up so you can continue work while earning your credential. Most classes take place in the evening over an eight-month period.

Graduates of this program will be able to conduct choral and instrumental ensembles effectively and confidently.

For information about our grads, instructors and to hear music performed by our students, visit the Music blog.

  • Conduct effectively in any metre, including subdivisions, cues, cutoffs, articulations, phrasing, changes in metres, tempi, dynamics and with expressiveness.
  • Analyse scores for rehearsal and performance purposes including the musical events noted in outcome number 1.
  • Identify technical content, strengths and weaknesses in other conductors.
  • Effectively run a vocal or instrumental ensemble rehearsal.
  • Conduct effectively with or without a baton, using right and left hands independently.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,643 $1,222 $4,865
Year 2$0 $0 $0
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$3,643 $1,222 $4,865

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 10.00

COND 300Conducting I4.00 credits
COND 350Conducting Pedagogy I1.00 credits
ENSM 300Choir Ensemble V2.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:


Second Term

Total credits: 10.00

COND 301Conducting II4.00 credits
COND 351Conducting Pedagogy II1.00 credits
ENSM 350Choir Ensemble VI2.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:


Total program credits: 20.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Apr 6, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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