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Music: Choral Conducting, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The KU School of Music offers Graduate degrees in Choral, Band and Orchestral Conducting. Select from the left for detailed information on each of these areas.

About

The University of Kansas graduate choral conducting program is one of America’s most comprehensive programs. Led by Dr. Paul Tucker, Director of Choral Studies, 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.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Bibliography And Research Skills
  • Choral Conducting
  • Musc/mthc 
  • Orchestral Bowing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  •          Resume/Vita
  •          3 Letters of reference
  •          Scanned copies of official transcripts from all higher education schools attended
  •          Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  •          Repertoire List (Performance majors)
  •          Three original compositions (Composition majors)
  •          GRE scores (Musicology PhD and Masters, Theory PhD)
  •          Writing sample (Musicology, Theory, Organ and Church Music majors)


    International Students

  •          Test of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)
  •          Financial statement
  •          Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29954 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29954 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13230 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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