Master of Music: Choral Conducting

Students completing this sub plan will:

  • conduct with clarity, coordination and expression
  • discover and implement the appropriate steps needed for thorough score preparation
  • develop a better understanding of gesture and its relationship to vocal efficiency
  • develop a broader knowledge of the choral composers and repertoire from the 12th to the 21st century

Application Procedures:

Apply to the Graduate College

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective choral conducting students are required to send a DVD that includes a 25-minute rehearsal featuring a choir they are currently conducting. The DVD should include warm-up exercises at the beginning of the rehearsal and portions of two selections. (Students have the option to also send a video demonstrating their conducting in a choral performance.)

DVD should be sent to:
Director of Choral Studies

Northern Arizona University

School of Music

Box 6040

Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6040

Detailed instructions for the additional materials and the CD/DVD submission are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the major professor and/or Area Coordinator for your specific sub-plan if you have questions.

Information on Master of Music academic plans may be found on the Graduate College website (click here to view).

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

If you need additional help, you may email the School of Music Graduate program (click here.)