Choral Conducting, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
27765 USD/year
27765 USD/year
10897 USD/year
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The University of Kansas graduate Choral Conducting program is one of America’s most comprehensive programs.


About this Degree

Led by Dr. Paul Tucker, director of choral studies, and Mariana Farah, associate director of choral activities, the program combines practical and academic studies in both vocal and orchestral disciplines. The choral program makes use of the latest technology to help prepare the graduates to become leaders in the musical world.

The University of Kansas Choral Conducting students are afforded daily experience in training choirs with one of the university′s ten choirs. Select graduate students are given the responsibility to teach their own choir as part of their Graduate Assistantship. These GTA′s are carefully mentored so that there is immediate feedback with regards to their progress. Conductors are also given the opportunity to work with leading conductors from other institutions.

Our choral graduate students have had the opportunity to work such experts as:

  • Dr. Jerry McCoy, The University of North Texas
  • Dr. Ronald Staheli, Brigham Young University
  • Dr. Andre Thomas, Florida State University
  • Dr. Kenneth Fulton, Louisiana State University

The Graduate Choral Conducting program at KU gives preference to applicants with significant teaching experience, keyboard skills, excellent communication skills, and a deep desire to learn and excel in the field of conducting.

Since the field of conducting cannot be isolated to one area only, candidates accepted to the graduate program will be expected to excel not only in choral music but in the instrumental arena as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Musicology and Theory
  • Music Theory
  • Choral Conducting
  • Ensembles 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • Email addresses of three (3) references for letters of recommendation
  • Repertoire list - Performance applicants
  • Scholarly writing sample: Organ, Church Music, Musicology and Music Theory applicants
  • PDF files or links to three (3) original scores (and recordings if available) - Composition applicants
  • Dvd or weblink showing the applicant conducting in performance and rehearsal - Conducting applicants. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27765 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27765 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27765 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27765 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10897 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10897 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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