Master of Music in Conducting: Choral

Department of Conducting

Designed for students seeking intensive study with a major artist-teacher and performance experience to develop into a highly qualified, professional conductor. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent.


The Master of Music in Conducting: Choral requires a minimum of 32 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Performance
  • Orchestral Conducting Seminar
  • Aural Skills for Conductors
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation
  • SMTD electives

Final Project

A presentation of a final conducting project consisting of two or more conducting appearances, one of which must be with an SMTD major ensemble.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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