Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting

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Our Mission

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

  1. Provide a 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, artistry, and scholarship
  3. Foster a sense of community involvement in the arts and the greater musical world

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 excellence in conducting and teaching, 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. For further information regarding curriculum and admissions requirements, please see below.

Admissions Information

Candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music must possess and demonstrate a gift of musical leadership based upon broad experience with choral ensembles and a strong foundation of skills from previous training.

Admission requirements include baccalaureate and master's degrees in music and practical experience in choral conducting through church, school, or community ensembles. Enrollment in this major is only by special permission after completion of the application and audition process.

For further questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.

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