The Master of Music, Choral Conducting Specialization program is committed to musical excellence with a curriculum designed to build a well-rounded conductor/teacher, using the musical and personal strengths of the graduate choral conducting student.
By the completion of the program, the student will have developed advanced conducting skills and techniques that are appropriate to a variety of musical needs. The student will learn effective rehearsal techniques, score preparation, and become a knowledgeable scholar of important choral scores representing repertoire of various music periods and secular and sacred styles.
The choral conducting specialization accepts a limited number of students who pursue a variety of professional goals, including education and directors of choral/instrumental ensembles. Students who are full-time music educators at the middle/high school levels will be considered if they have three years prior teaching experience and are presently conducting an ensemble(s). Students who are not public school educators must show a minimum of three years of full-time music/conducting employment and be presently conducting a high school, religious, or community ensemble.
To develop the musicianship and skills that will be important for the student's future professional success, graduate courses are organized in the areas of music literature and theory, the choral/vocal instrument, conducting, and teaching.
Effective Spring 2012
|MU 517||Analytic Techniques I||2|
|MU 518||Post-Tonal Analytic Techniques||3|
|MU 555||Choral Techniques, Style, and Interpretation||3|
|MU 556||Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Techniques||3|
|MU 566||Choral Literature-Renaissance and Baroque||2|
|MU 567||Choral Literature-1750 to Present||2|
|MU 630||Methods of Music Research||3|
|MU 671||Graduate Recital||1|
|MU 696I||Group Study: Performance 1||2|
|MU ***||Music History 1||6|
|Program Total Credits:||32|
A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program.
Specific courses will be approved by the student’s graduate committee. Students may be required to take additional course work as determined by diagnostic examinations and/or their graduate committee.
Students are encouraged to take a minimum of 2 credits in their applied area (MU 672A-V)