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指挥系为学生们提供了很多合作表演机会，比如皇家音乐学院管弦乐队、学院自己的歌剧团、以及各种古典和当代乐团。学院还提供了与国家主要的管弦乐团合作，例如苏格兰歌剧院、Scotland symphony orchestra、Scotland’s National Orchestra和Scotland’s National Orchestra，并且RSNO还会慷慨的为指挥系学生提供一天专业指导。通过私教课程、听觉课程，学生们提高了自身感知能力、听力能力和自我意识，成为一名合格的指挥。
本科：Bachelor of Music, BMus(Hons)
研究生：Master of Music, MMusMaster of Arts，MA
本科：For Joint Principal Study Conducting, candidates will be emailed repertoire to prepare for the audition at least three weeks prior to the audition date. This will most likely be with piano accompaniment. Sight reading may also be given, and there will be aural tests and an interview. All efforts will be made to schedule both Principal Study auditions on the same day.
研究生：The recording should consist of two contrasting works, preferably including both performance and rehearsal time. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition at the Royal Conservatoire in 2017. In the first round of the audition procedure, applicants will normally be required to conduct a work with piano. Aural tests will be given. Successful shortlisted applicants will then be called back to rehearse and performa work (or a section of a work) with an ensemble. The works to be conducted will be notified to the applicants at least three weeks before the audition date.