Choral Department

Degrees

Jacobs School Bulletin

2017-2018
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The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Choral Department is proud to offer both Masters of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting.

While the department does not currently offer an undergraduate major in choral conducting, we do offer an undergraduate minor. The department's primary academic focus is graduate degrees in choral conducting. The department also offers minor field areas for other graduate degreees.

Master of Music Degree (M.M.) in Choral Conducting 
Doctor of Music Degree (D.M.) in Choral Conducting

Visit the Graduate Advising & Records Services for more information on graduate degree Requirements.

 
Master of Music Degree (M.M.) in Choral Conducting

Minimum Credits 30, Minimum GPA 3.000

Major Field Requirements (19 Credits)

Conducting (8 Credits Total)

  • G535 Master's Choral Conducting: Renaissance to 1700 (2 cr.)
  • G536 Master's Choral Conducting: 1700 to 1900 (2 cr.)
  • G537 Master's Choral Conducting: 20th Century to Today (2 cr.)
  • G538 Choral Rehearsal Techniques (2 cr.)

Literature and Score Analysis (9 Credits Total)

  • M535 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: Renaissance to 1700
  • M536 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 1700 to 1900
  • M537 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 20th Century to Today

Technical Preparation (2 Credits Total)

  • F531 Graduate Ear Training for Conductors (1 cr.)
  • F532 Graduate Score Reading (1 cr.)

Conducting Performances (0 Credits Total)

  • G504 Master's Choral Conducting Practicum (0-0-0 cr.)
  • G604 Master's Choral Conducting Performance (0 cr.) (taken in the fall semester)

Student may demonstrate proficiency in F531-F532 without having to substitute other graduate-level courses.

Major Ensemble: Enrollment in a major ensemble (X070) is required each semester of enrollment.

Music History and Literature Requirement (6 Credits Total)

Choose two courses from the following list:

  • M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr)
  • M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr)
  • M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr)
  • M650 Music in the United States (3 cr)
  • M651 Medieval Music (3 cr)
  • M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr)
  • M653 Baroque Music (3 cr)
  • M654 Classic Music (3 cr)
  • M655 Romantic Music (3 cr)
  • M656 Music Since 1900 (3 cr)
  • M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr)1
  • M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr)1

1Course topics may not be repeated.

Outside Area (6 credits)

The Outside Area comprises six credit hours in one field, which can be satisfied in any of three ways:

  1. six credit hours in one department of the Jacobs School of Music other than your major, with approval of the appropriate department chairperson and the Director of Graduate Studies
  2. six credit hours in one field outside of the JSoM, with approval of the graduate advisor in that department and the Director of Graduate Studies in the JSoM
  3. six credit hours within or outside the JSoM, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies in accordance with departmental guidelines. For this option, called an "individualized outside area," the courses must fit a specific theme or emphasis; a written proposal is required. To declare an Outside Area, students must complete an Outside Area Approval Form, acquire the appropriate signature, and submit the form to the Graduate Office.

Comprehensive Review
Prior to graduation, all master's degree students must pass an oral or written examination. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the major field department to ascertain the procedures established within that department. This consultation should be accomplished within the first year of residency.

 
Doctor of Music Degree (D.M.) in Choral Conducting

Minimum Credits 60, minimum GPA 3.000

Major Field Requirements (36 Credits)

Conducting (12 Credits Total)

  • G661 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Renaissance to 1700 (3 cr)
  • G662 Doctoral Choral Conducting: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr)
  • G663 Doctoral Choral Conducting: 20th Century to Today (3 cr)
  • G664 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Choral Rehearsal Techniques (3 cr)

Literature (12 Credits Total)

  • M661 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Lit: Renaissance to 1700 (3 cr)
  • M662 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Lit: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr)
  • M663 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Lit: 20th Century to Today (3 cr)
  • M664 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Lit: Topics in Choral Literature (3 cr)

Elective (3 Credits Total)
Course(s) totaling 3 credits approved by the Choral Conducting Chairperson

Technical Preparation (2 Credits Total)

  • F531 Graduate Ear Training for Conductors (1 cr)
  • F532 Graduate Score Reading (1 cr)

Performances (4 Credits Total)

  • G810 Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance I (2 cr)
  • G811 Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance II (2 cr)

Final Project (3 Credits Total) 

  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.)

Elective (3 cr.)

Minor Field Requirements (2 minors x 12 credits each)

The Doctor of Music degree requires the first minor field to be selected from Music Education, Music History & Literature, or Music Theory. The second minor field may be a second formal minor, an individualized minor, or guided electives approved by the student's advisory committee chairperson and the director of graduate studies.

Tool Subject

Bibliography (2 Credits Total)

  • M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr)
Qualifying Examinations

Students in a doctoral degree program are not considered candidates for the degree until they have passed the qualifying examinations (styles, major field, first minor field, second minor field [if applicable], and orals). Qualifying examinations are taken after all coursework and proficiencies have been completed.