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Choral Conducting Concentration

This program is designed to meet the needs of musicians seeking to focus on choral conducting. Some choose this concentration simply to to hone their skills as teachers and conductors while others use the program to prepare for doctoral study in choral conducting.  Students will be required to do a conducting audition on campus with a student ensemble

While some courses can be completed in the summer, this concentration requires a significant amount fall/spring semester coursework on campus.

Students who elect to not write a thesis must complete a research paper that must be approved by the major advisor in consultation with the other members of the student's graduate committee. All students are required to pass an oral examination.


Required Core  
MUS 5000 Research in Music 3 hours
MUS 5060 Music Analysis 3 hours
MUS 5380 Choral Methods 3 hours
MUS 5390 Choral Literature 3 hours
MUS 5800 Advanced Conducting 3 hours
MUS 5820 Conducting Practicum 2 hours
MUS 5930 Graduate Recital 2 hours
MUS Electives (preferably Ensembles) 2 hours
Group A-Select six hours from the following, to include at least one course in literature  
MUS 5070 Music Analysis 3 hours
MUS 5110 Composition 3 hours
MUS 5120 Composition 3 hours
MUS 5310 Survey of Piano Literature 3 hours
MUS 5330 Music before 1750 3 hours
MUS 5340 Music from 1750 to 1900 3 hours
MUS 5350 Music after 1900 3 hours
MUS 5370 Art Song Literature 3 hours
MUS 5420 Symphonic Literature 3 hours
MUS 5430 Chamber Music Literature 3 hours
MUS 5450 Opera Literature 3 hours
MUS 5460 Music of Many Cultures 3 hours
MUS 5810 Orchestration 3 hours
MUS Individual Instruction 1-4 hours
Group B-Select five hours from the following or any remaining in Group A:  
MUS 5010 Directed Studies in Music 3 hours
MUS 5020 Directed Studies in Music 3 hours
MUS 5050 Seminar in Music Education 3 hours
MUS 5160 Technology in the Music Classroom 3 hours
MUS 5522 Italian Diction for Singers 1 hour
MUS 5523 German Diction for Singers 1 hour
MUS 5524 French Diction for Singers 1 hour
MUS 5270 Vocal Pedagogy 3 hours
  32 hours