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  Nov 27, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Master of Music in Performance: Conducting, M.M. (30 sem. hrs.)

The Master of Music in Conducting is designed for the student possessing an undergraduate degree in music who wishes to pursue advanced study in the area of choral conducting. Potential candidates should possess a basic knowledge of conducting and demonstrate sufficient physical coordination required for the profession.

Candidates will prepare for professional employment in the area of choral conducting in school and church settings and to pursue a terminal degree in the field. Candidates explore the repertoire of choral literature from the early Renaissance to the present; choral methods are discussed in detail, including choral tone, textual understanding, rehearsal techniques, and programming; private instruction is given in conducting to refine pattern, gesture and score preparation, and study of vocal technique is furthered in a studio setting.

Audition Requirement: An audition in both conducting and singing is required. The conducting audition may be held on-campus with one of the Mississippi College choral ensembles or via video recording using a choir conducted by the candidate. Video submissions must be a minimum of 10 minutes of rehearsal and/or performance utilizing a full-front camera angle. The vocal audition may be either on-campus or via video recording (see instructions for scheduling an on-campus audition). The vocal audition selections must include two solo songs from the art song, oratorio or opera literature, in contrasting styles. At least one of the pieces should be in a language other than English.

Conducting Techniques (6 sem. hrs.)

MUS 6518 Techniques of Conducting  

MUS 6519 Seminar in Conducting  

Performance (6 sem. hrs.)

MUS 6552 Applied Conducting  

MUS 6531 Applied Voice  

Ensemble (2 sem hrs. from the following):

MUS 6584 Choctaw Chorus  

MUS 6597 Singers  

Graduate Recital (3 sem. hrs.)

Choose one of the following:

MUS 6500 Graduate Recital  

MUS 6540 Graduate Recital with Monograph  

MUS 6550 Graduate Lecture Recital  

Total: 30 sem. hrs.

Elective (2-3 sem. hrs)

Any 6000-level music course by advisor and instructor consent, or one of the following:

MGT 6593 Field Studies (Personal Marketing)

MUS 6564 Anatomy & Physiology of Voice Production  

MUS 6569 Practicum in Comparative Voice Pedagogy  

MUS 6521 Applied Piano  

MUS 6511 Applied Organ