Candidates for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music must possess and demonstrate an unquestioned gift of musical leadership based upon broad experience with choral ensembles. Enrollment in this major is only by special permission. Please contact the Frost Graduate Studies office for Admissions information.
The doctoral curriculum is designed to build a skilled conductor and scholar, who is not only well rounded, but also a specialist in his/her particular areas of interest.
Goal 1. To ensure that each conductor is competent working with a wide range of choral ensembles and genres.
Goal 2. To ensure a high level of ability to work with various instrumental ensembles in conjunction with choral forces.
Goal 3. To develop competency in choral rehearsals, conducting, and music literature.
Goal 4. To develop scholiast musicians capable of research, scholarship, and writing.
Goal 5. To engage the conductor in understanding and participation in the musical fabric of the community.