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Choral Conducting

Temple University

12 months
46656 USD/year
46656 USD/year
35040 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Form your pathway to conducting choirs with the Master of Music in Choral Conducting in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Prepare for professional careers in choral music or pursue doctoral studies. 


The Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Temple University is a rigorous and highly selective course of study. Through experiential seminars, intensive coursework and research, you’ll develop advanced analytical, historical, linguistic, technical, theoretical and vocal skills.

Choral Conducting MM students conduct a number of resident ensembles, and they present two recitals with the Graduate Conductors Chorus and Recital Chorus. Graduates have gone on to conduct community, professional, school and university choirs across the country. 

Classes & Curriculum

All students are required to take diagnostic examinations in aural skills, counterpoint, harmony and music history prior to the first term of graduate study. Students who opt not to take any or all exams prior to the first semester of study must complete remedial coursework within the first academic year.

Required courses include:

  • Choral Conducting Seminar I, II, III and IV;
  • Choral Literature: Early Period, Baroque Period, Classical and Romantic Period, and 20th/21st Centuries;
  • Concert Choir;
  • Research in Music; and
  • Stylistic Analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career Planning for the Classical Singer
  • Choral Ensemble
  • Singing Owls Campus/Community Choir
  • Applied Keyboard Graduate Minor
  •  Special Topics in Music
  • Advanced Conducting
  • Samba Owls

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test 
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate Bachelor of Music degree at Temple University, which is based on a curriculum of 124 to 135 hours.
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    35040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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