Choral Conducting Graduate Degrees
You've reached that point where you desire in depth knowledge about the choral pieces you've sung and conducted. Our graduate degrees in choral conducting provide a comprehensive scholastic background and opportunities for hands-on experience with conducting techniques with our six choral ensembles. Our students also have the opportunity to learn from visiting artists, most recently, Dale Warland.
- Course requirements - Master of Music | Doctor of Musical Arts
- Degree professors
- Graduate Handbook
- Information about the Fargo Moorhead area
- Application process / What is the next step?
- Notify Dr. Jo Ann Miller of your intention to apply.
- Submit a recent video recording that includes both a rehearsal and a performance (10 – 15 minutes). A URL link is acceptable.
- Complete your online application with the Graduate School.
- Preference will be given to applications completed by February 1.
- After the choral faculty has reviewed your application you will be contacted by Dr. Jo Ann Miller.
- If you are invited to campus for an audition/interview it will be scheduled at this point. Plan to be on campus for a full day.
- Your audition will be with the NDSU Concert Choir.
- Warmup the choir
- Conduct one piece from the Concert Choirs current repertoire
- Rehearse a piece of your choosing
- Total time with the choir – 20 minutes
- The interview will be with choral faculty – Drs. Miller, Moe and Weber.
- Other activities on the day of your audition will include:
- Meeting with other graduate students
- Meeting with the Challey School of Music administration
- A one-hour history/theory entrance exam
- Demonstrating functional piano skills