M.M. in Performance - Choral Conducting Concentration

Wells School of Music
Major Requirements 1
Music History course 500 level or higher 23
Music Theory course 500 level or higher 33
CHO 541Applied Choral Conducting I3
CHO 542Applied Choral Conducting II3
CHO 543Applied Choral Conducting III3
Concentration Requirements 4
AIM 691Research Seminar In Music2
CHO 612Concert Choir1
VOC 526Choral Literature3
VOC 613Advanced Choral Conducting2
Select 3 credits from the following:3
French-German Diction
Vocal Pedagogy
History of Opera
Supportive Electives 500 level or higher. 42
VOI 697Recital2
Comprehensive Exit Exam 5
Total Minimum Credits Required30

Students must take a required Diction Placement and Vocal Pedagogy Exams prior to the start of the degree testing the student’s basic knowledge of foreign language pronunciation in Latin, Italian, German, French, and English (for non-native English speakers) and earn a score of 70% in each required category. Students who receive scores below the required percentage must take a course in that language diction. If it is determined that any student requires further instruction in vocal pedagogy, they will, through advisement, be directed to take VOC 591 (Vocal Pedagogy) and/or individual private voice lessons. 


If the student fails the Graduate Music History Assessment Test, they must take MHL 501 prior to satisfying this requirement.


If the student fails the Graduate Music Theory Assessment Test, they must take MTC 591 prior to satisfying this requirement. 


Selected under advisement. 


Completion of a comprehensive exit examination is required.


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 500 Level or HigherMusic Theory Course 3
CHO 612 Concert Choir 1
VOC 613 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
VOC 516
French-German Diction
or Vocal Pedagogy
or History of Opera
Semester Two
MHL 500 Level or HigherMusic History Course 3
CHO 541 Applied Choral Conducting I 3
VOC 526 Choral Literature 3
Year Two
Semester Three
CHO 542 Applied Choral Conducting II 3
Supportive Elective 2
Semester Four
CHO 543 Applied Choral Conducting III 3
VOI 697 Recital 2
AIM 691 Research Seminar In Music 2
Comprehensive Exit Exam  
 Total Credits30