Mansfield University of Pennsylvania


M.A. in Music: Choral Conducting Concentration


Retan Center

Special Education Department

Mansfield, PA 16933

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Music Degree with a concentration in Choral Conducting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Music: Choral Conducting concentration provides students all the tools they will need to successfully lead any choral ensemble. Mansfield's combination of outstanding faculty, numerous performance opportunities, scenic and beautiful location, and outstanding choral ensembles make it the perfect place to become an outstanding choral conductor! The Master of Arts in Music Degree with a specialty in Choral Conducting is designed to attract highly motivated choral conductors, who desire to further their education and professional careers through intensive study.The program provides masters degree candidates with experiences directly related to careers as choral conductors in the fields of music education, church music, or in preparation for further graduate study. Students study a wide variety of choral literature from the Renaissance period through the 20th-century, including multicultural music and vocal jazz.They work directly with the top choral ensembles reviewing rehearsal techniques, warm-ups, vocal pedagogy, and score study. In addition to a curriculum tailored to choral conducting, the graduate assistant will gain experience outside the typical rehearsal through active participation in the preparation, organization, performance, and follow-up in many choral related activities. Unlike most other graduate programs in choral conducting, the degree can be completed with a one-year residency and some study in the summer.


The Mansfield University Music Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In state: $429/Out of State: $644 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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