Music, Choral Conducting
Master's Emphasis

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The Department of Music offers a Master of Music degree, with a variety of emphasis areas, including performance, conducting, and music education. Within the area of conducting, students may select a choral emphasis. This degree is designed to prepare individuals for professional advancement or for entry into further study at the doctoral level.  

Awards for graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients of these awards will assist with teaching as well as the administration of ensembles or other areas of the program.

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  • About Master's Program
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements

In addition to classroom and studio work, students in the choral conducting emphasis at Pittsburg State have many opportunities for supervised hands-on rehearsal time with PSU ensembles as part of their training. The final component in the program is the preparation of a full recital. This preparation includes the research and selection of all repertoire, followed by rehearsal with a choral ensemble over the course of several months.

This program has the flexibility to meet the needs of conductors who plan to work with ensembles of various types: community choirs, church choirs, or school choirs at any level.

  • Choral Director
  • Vocal Music Educator
  • Director of Music
  • Preparation for pursuing a doctoral degree or other advanced training

Requirements for full admission into this degree program:

  • Meet Pittsburg State University Entrance Requirements (see below)
  • Audition and Interview 
  • Complete Diagnostic Exams in Music Theory and Music History

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

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