Choral Conducting

Houghton College

12 months
645 USD/credit
645 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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To conduct. To shape a diverse group of musicians into a coherent, disciplined, and vibrant whole. To truly value and champion the collaborative aspects of music-making. To be a leader: disciplined, self-motivated, and demanding. The Choral Conducting program is offered by Houghton College.


We encourage musicians with these interests to consider the master of music degree in conducting. Building on a long tradition of excellent performing ensembles, the Greatbatch School of Music seeks to shape motivated, dedicated musicians into conductors with outstanding musical understanding, solid technical preparation, effective rehearsal techniques, and broad stylistic expertise.

Graduate from Choral Conducting at Houghton College should demonstrate strong technical gifts and solid musical and academic accomplishment. Admission to this curriculum is highly selective, with only one or two candidates per year admitted in each area (vocal and instrumental).


  • To produce graduates who are prepared for any or all of the following, depending on their accomplishments and goals:
  • service as musical leaders within their local and regional communities, educational institutions, and musical organizations
  • undertaking the establishment of a professional career via auditions, competitions, and further conducting experiences
  • beginning doctoral studies in conducting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Applied Conducting
  • Graduate Recital
  • Graduate Ensemble
  • Seminar in Music History 
  • Advanced Orchestration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Download application (PDF), or
  • Apply online
  • Graded Sample of Undergraduate Upper-Level Academic Writing in Music (preferably a history or analysis paper)
  • Repertoire List (see application for guidelines)
  • Transcript(s)
  • official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • official graduate transcript(s) if applicable
  • Personal Statement (see application for guidelines)
  • Audition Registration Form (You may Register Online.)
  • Include Accompanist Request for Audition (if applicable)
  • Scores for Accompanist (if applicable)
  • Application Fee ($40)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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