Ph. D. On Campus

Choral Conducting

University of Miami

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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.


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.

Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Provide a music performance-based education and to train conductors to further develop knowledge and skills on and off the podium
  • Promote a platform of learning that includes excellence in performance, creativity, artistry, and scholarship
  • Foster a sense of community involvement in the arts and the greater musical world


Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Choral Conducting: Major Work Emphasis
  • Choral Conducting Workshop: Smaller Choral Works
  • Vocal Methods and Materials in Music Education
  • Choral Arranging
  • Choral Literature
  • Teaching Music in College

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts – an official transcript from ALL post-secondary schools attended, regardless of if a degree was granted or not, must be sent directly to the Frost School of Music from the issuing institution in order to be considered official
  • Three letters of recommendation - sent through CollegeNet as part of application submission. These do not need to be sent separately
  • Resume - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent separately
  • GRE Score - Please contact your program faculty for specific GRE information
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score - Please click here for more specific TOEFL/IELTS information
  • Teaching/Conducting Sample
  • Writing Sample
  • Prescreening/Audition/Interview
  • Portfolio

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Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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