The Conducting Institute at the European Academy of Fine Arts

Conducting Education Re-imagined

Master of Fine Arts in Classical, Studio, Contemporary Conducting and Related Recording Technologies

Offering modern conductors what they need most:

  • Regular Weekly Conducting Experience with a Professional Orchestra
  • A Comprehensive One-Year Practical Experience: Classic Orchestral, Studio, Chamber, Live Orchestra to Film, Opera, Big Band
  • Exposure to our world-renowned team of conductors. Why study with one conducting professor when you can study with ten?

The Masters of Fine Arts in Conducting (Classical, Studio and Contemporary Conducting & Related Recording Technologies) is an intensive ONE year full time course delivered by the European Academy of Music, Bulgaria in Sofia, Vratsa, Bulgaria and Vienna, Austria.

The MFA is a practical course designed by conductor for conductors and comprises of TEN modular units through which students gain skills and practical experience in conducting all mainstream classical genres as well as neglected areas such as live music to film, contemporary music and dance, and big band direction/arranging. Students conduct exclusively professional orchestras each week in either Vratsa or Sofia and all sessions are professionally filmed to aid in analysis with the conducting faculty and for students to build their video portfolio. 

In the ever-changing world of the demands of the modern conductor where public musical performance is shifting further towards the production of online content, modern conductors must possess the additional skills of working in the setting of digital media production in order to understand and maintain artistic control of their performances which may be released as digital content. To this end students further develop their conducting skills in the important setting of Studio Conducting and its associated procedures, pressures, practices and recording technologies. 

As part of their studies, students undertake a Module which deals with the important career development, promotion and business aspects of music and conducting delivered by leading industry professionals.

Cost of attendance is €34,250.

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