Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting

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Candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music must possess and demonstrate an unquestioned gift of musical leadership based upon broad experience with choral ensembles. Admission requirements include baccalaureate and masters degrees in music and practical experience in choral conducting through church, school, or community ensembles. Enrollment in this major is only by special permission. Please contact the Frost School of Music Office of Admissions for more information.

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the Frost School of Music is to:

  1. Provide a specifically music performance-based education and to train conductors to further develop knowledge and skills on and off the podium
  2. Promote a platform of learning that includes excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship and limited research; and
  3. Foster a sense of community involvement of the arts and in the arts.

This degree combines scholarship with practical concerns in a way that prepares graduates for a diverse life in choral music, whether they choose to focus on an academic career, professional career, or a combination of the two. Emphasis on negotiating the job markets, becoming an outstanding clinician and adjudicator, and administrative opportunities has allowed this program to consistently place graduates in outstanding positions throughout the country.

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