Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Form your pathway to conducting choirs with the Master of Music in Choral Conducting in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Prepare for professional careers in choral music or pursue doctoral studies. This two-year, 32-credit graduate degree is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Master of Music in Choral Conducting is a rigorous and highly selective course of study. Through experiential seminars, intensive coursework and research, you’ll develop advanced analytical, historical, linguistic, technical, theoretical and vocal skills.
Choral Conducting MM students conduct a number of resident ensembles, and they present two recitals with the Graduate Conductors Chorus and Recital Chorus. Graduates have gone on to conduct community, professional, school and university choirs across the country.
Classes & Curriculum
All students are required to take diagnostic examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term of graduate study. Students who opt not to take any or all exams prior to the first semester of study must complete remedial coursework within the first academic year.
Required courses include
- Choral Conducting Seminar I, II, III and IV;
- Choral Literature: Early Period, Baroque Period, Classical and Romantic Period, and 20th/21st Centuries;
- Concert Choir;
- Research in Music; and
- Stylistic Analysis.