Date of Award

Summer 1990

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Buzzanell, Patrice

Second Advisor

Turner, Lynn H.

Third Advisor

Rauschenberg, Gretchen


This study examines the ,role of the symphony conductor in terms of communication and leadership. From my experiences with conductors, I believe that managing a group can be as important as directing them. During the course of this study I received many positive reactions from the musicians and conductors I worked with. Many said they looked forward to seeing the final results and several felt such research would be of value to conductors and musicians alike.