Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees

Choral Conducting

Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting

Admission Requirements

Master’s degree in choral conducting or its demonstrated equivalent. For additional information, see "Admission Requirements" in the Graduate Division section of this bulletin.


36 credit hours

  • M661 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Renaissance to 1700 (3 cr.)
  • M662 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr.)
  • M663 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: 20th Century to Today (3 cr.)
  • M664 Topics in Choral Literature (3 cr.) 

  • G661 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Renaissance to 1700 (3 cr.)
  • G662 Doctoral Choral Conducting: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr.)

  • G663 Doctoral Choral Conducting: 20th Century to Today (3 cr.)
  • G664 Choral Rehearsal Techniques (3 cr.)
  • G810-G811 Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance I-II (2-2 cr.) 

  • F531 Graduate Ear Training for Conductors (1 cr.)
  • F532 Graduate Score Reading (1 cr.)
  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.) 

  • Elective (3 cr.) 

Minor and Other Required Credits

24 credit hours. See “Structure of Doctoral Curricula” under General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees in this bulletin.

Language Proficiencies

Knowledge of German, French, and Italian grammar equivalent to one semester at the college level in each. With permission of the department and the director of graduate studies, students may replace French or Italian proficiency with proficiency in another language that is relevant to their intended research area. 

Proficiency in diction in German, French, and Italian as demonstrated by examination or by passing a Jacobs School of Music diction course. Students must take all three diction examinations in their first semester of enrollment; they may take specific examinations for a second time in their second semester of enrollment. Diction examinations are given prior to the beginning of each semester. For any examination not passed, students must pass the appropriate Jacobs School of Music diction course.

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

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