The mission of the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting is:
- To provide a specifically music performance-based education and to train conductors to firmly establish and demonstrate professional level conducting skills;
- To provide a platform of learning that includes performance, creativity, scholarship, and significant research;
- To foster a sense of community involvement of the arts and in the arts.
Because choral conducting students are working with an "instrument" comprised of human singers, the variables with which they must work (as opposed to a solo instrument) are various. After graduation, they are prepared to work in any number of venues, including academia, sacred music setting (church music), professional choir, community choir, and more.
|MVP 608||Choral Score Study||2|
|MVP 638||Vocal Pedagogy||2|
|Choral Conducting 1||2|
|Choral Conducting: Major Work Emphasis|
|Choral Conducting Workshop: Smaller Choral Works|
|MED 701||Recital Paper Preparation||1|
|MVP 812||Master's Recital||1|
|MVP 811||Master's Recital Paper||2|
|Other Studies in Music|
|MTC 717||Analytical Techniques (or other MTC course)||3|
|MCY 635||Choral Literature I||2|
|MCY 636||Choral Literature II||2|
|MED 732||Vocal Methods and Materials in Music Education||2|
|Approved electives in Voice Lessons, Piano Lessons or Diction||4|
|Total Credit Hours||31|
Choral conducting courses can be taken in any combination for two credits.