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Choral Music Concentration, Master of Music

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The graduate program in Choral Music, founded in 1960 by Harold Decker as the nation’s first choral DMA program, offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to help each student grow as both artist and scholar. Conducting is taught in seminars and weekly private lessons, and students have significant podium time with choral ensembles to hone their craft.

Graduate students pursue coursework in choral literature, musicology, and performance practice, along with applied training in voice and orchestral conducting. As part of a world-renowned research university, the School of Music faculty offers first-rate instruction, and student work is supported by one of the nation’s most comprehensive performing arts libraries. Graduates of the program include many of the most influential leaders in the field, including Kenneth Jennings, Joseph Flummerfelt, Chester Alwes, Anton Armstrong, Andre Thomas, Donald Nally, and Craig Hella Johnson.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research & Bibliography in Music
  • Choral Conducting Project
  • Advanced Ensemble Music 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    102

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    610

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Transcripts from every institution from which you have earned a degree
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or C.V.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27412 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27412 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12688 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Urbana

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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