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Conducting, M.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
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Overview

The Master of Music in Conducting for Choral or Instrumental is designed for exceptional musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and wish to pursue intensive graduate studies in choral or instrumental conducting. 

The degree will assist students who desire to continue their musical preparation at the doctoral level, and will help prepare performers for a professional career in music. Two semesters of residency are required.

Master's candidates who wish to include the designation "With Emphasis in Church Music" to their degree may do so by choosing to use six elective credits in designated church music courses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analytical Techniques 
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
  • Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
  • Orchestration/Composition
  • For Choral: Vocal Pedagogy
  • For Instrumental: Applied Lesson

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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).

General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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