The Boston Conservatory’s M.M. in Choral Conducting
is a highly-selective program designed to train conductors to be dynamic and scholarly performers. With intensive coursework in conducting, score study and choral repertoire, the program has a strong academic foundation that will broaden your base of musical knowledge and diversify your skills as a 21st-century conductor. Additionally, you will have a variety of opportunities to be in front of the podium, from conducting in class and private lessons to conducting small and large ensembles.
Your Opportunities to Perform
Students receive varied opportunities on the podium–with a graduate ensemble of stipend performers, in private lessons and in front of large ensembles.
The Boston Conservatory Conductors’ Choir
The Boston Conservatory Chorale
The Boston Conservatory Opera Chorus
The Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus
Assistant Conductor, Newburyport Choral Society
Conducting Partnership with The Boston City Singers
Special engagements with Boston Conservatory music, theater, opera and dance productions
Choral Repertoire I, II, III, IV (Antiquity to the Present)
Score Study: Choral-Orchestral Masterworks
Score Study: A Cappella Masterworks
Theory Elective: Advanced Aural Skills I, II (Score Reading, Atonal Sight-Singing, etc.)
Advanced Pedagogy: Voice
Seminar in Conducting: Choral (Private Lessons and Conductors’ Choir)
Seminar in Conducting: Orchestral (Conductors’ Orchestra)
Applied Concentrate: Voice Lessons
George Case, D.M.A., Director of Choral Activities, Conductor of The Boston Conservatory Choruses
Bruce Hangen, Director of Orchestral Activities; Conductor of The Boston Conservatory Orchestra
William Cutter, D.M.A.
Choral conducting students are eligible for merit-based financial aid. The typical award ranges from half to full scholarship. Other opportunities for employment exist through partnerships with the Newburyport Choral Society, Boston City Singers, work-study positions at The Boston Conservatory, and other arts organizations in and around Boston.
Apply by December 15