Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Choral Conducting Graduate Programs.

ON August 22,2009 I compiled this updated list of most of the Doctoral Choral Conducting Graduate Programs in the United States. They all have links to their university pages. I will be coming up with a list of schools that ONLY grant Masters Degrees in Choral Conducting soon.

Hope this list is Helpful.

DMA Choral Conducting Programs

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor:
Professors:
Dr. Jerry Blackstone – Director of Choral Activities; BM Wheaton College, MM Indiana U, DMA Univ of Southern California
Dr. Paul Rardin – Associate Professor of Choral Conducting; BM Williams College, MM & DMA Univ of Michigan
http://www.music.umich.edu/departments/conducting/index.htm

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
Professors:
Dr. Fred Stoltzfus – Chair/Professor of Choral Music; BA Goshen College, DMA Univ of Iowa
Dr. Charles Awles – Associate Professor of Choral Music; BA Hanover College, MSM Union Theology Seminary, DMA Univ of Illinois
http://www.music.uiuc.edu/academicsConducting.php

University of North Texas:
Professors:
Dr. Jerry McCoy – Director of Choral Activities; BME Univ of Texas Arlington, MM & DMA Univ of Texas Austin
Dr. Alan McClung – Associate Professor of Choral Music; BME West Virginia Univ, MM Univ of Illinois, PHD in Choral Music Florida State Univ
Henry Gibson – Associate Professor of Choral Music -He received his early training at Stanford and Harvard Universities, and holds the artist diploma from the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt, Germany
http://www.music.unt.edu/choral/


Arizona State University:
Professors:
Dr. David Schildkret – Professor of Choral Music; BA Rutgers, MM & DMA Indian Univ
Dr. Gregory Gentry – Assistant Professor of Choral Music; BME Univ of Denver, MM & DMA Univ of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
http://music.asu.edu/choirs/

University of Arizona:
Professors:
Dr. Bruce Chamberlain – Director of Choral Activities; BME, MM & DMA Indiana Univ
Dr. Elizabeth Schauer – Associate Director of Choral Activities; BME Univ of Michigan, MM Westminster Choir College, DMA Univ of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/sites/choral/

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music:
Professors:
Dr. Charles Robinson – Professor of Choral Music/Education; BME Florida State Univ, MM CSU Long Beach, PHD in Choral Music Education Florida State Univ
http://conservatory.umkc.edu/the_conservatory/conducting.aspx

Indiana University Jacob School of Music:
Professors:
Dr. Jan Harrington – Professor Emeritus of Choral Music; BM Southern Methodist Univ, MM & DMA Indian Univ
Dr. William Jon Gary – Director of Choral Studies: BME new England Conservatory, DMA Indiana Univ
http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/choral/index.shtml

Michigan State University:
Professors:
Dr. David Rayl – Director of Choral Activities; BM Illinois Wesleyan Univ, MM Univ of Oklahoma, DMA Univ of Iowa
Dr. Jonathan Reed – Associate Director of Choral Activities;
Dr. Sandra Snow – Professor of Music Education/Choral Conducting;
http://dev.music.msu.edu/study/conducting.php?study_conducting

University of Oklahoma:
Professors:
Dr. Richard Zeilinski – Director of Choral Activities;
http://music.ou.edu/choirs/OU_CHOIRS/Home.html

University of North Carolina – Greensboro:
Professors:
Dr. Welborn Young – Director of Choral Activities; BME & MA Middle Tennessee State Univ, DMA Univ of Illinois
Dr. Carole Ott – Associate Professor of Choral Music/Education; BME Univ of Cincinnati, MM & DMA Univ of Michigan
http://www.uncg.edu/mus/vocal.html

Eastman School of Music:
Professors:
Dr. William Weinert – Director of Choral Activities; BME Oberlin Conservatory of Music, MM Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, DMA Univ of Wisconsin Madison
http://www.esm.rochester.edu/ensembles/

University of Southern California:
Professors:
Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe – Director of Choral Activities; BM & MM CSU Long Beach, DMA Univ of Southern California
Dr. Magen Solomon – Assistant Professor of Choral Music; BM Oberlin Conservatory of Music, MM & DMA University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Nick Strimple – Associate Professor of Choral Music; BM Baylor Univ, MM & DMA Univ of Southern California
http://www.usc.edu/schools/music/choral/

Boston University:
Professors:
Dr. Ann Howard Jones – Director of Choral Activities; BM, MM, DMA Univ of Iowa
http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music/prospective/departments/choral/

University of Miami:
Professors:
Dr. Joshua Habermann – Professor of Choral Music; BME Georgetown Univ, MM & DMA Univ of Texas Austin
http://www.music.miami.edu/index.html

Florida State University:
Professors:
Dr. Andre Thomas – Director of Choral Activities; BA Friends Univ, MM Northwestern, DMA Univ of Illinois
Dr. Kevin Fenton – Professor of Choral Music; BME Friends Univ, MM Univ of Missouri-Kansas city Conservatory of Music, PHD Choral Music Florida State Univ
Dr. Judy Bowers – Professor of Choral Music Education; BME Texas Tech, MME & PHD Louisiana State University
http://www.music.fsu.edu/Areas-of-Study/Conducting

University of Northern Colorado:
Professors:
Dr. Galen Darrough – Director of Choral Activities; BME CSU Fullerton, MM Bingham Young Univ, DMA Arizona State Univ
http://www.arts.unco.edu/music/choirs/default.html

University of Colorado Boulder:
Professors:
Dr. Lawrence Kaptein – Director of Choral Activities; DMA Univ of Southern California
Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell – Associate Professor of Choral Music; BME Towson Unvi, MME Northwestern, DMA Univ of Colorado Boulder
http://www.colorado.edu/music/departments/voice.html

University of Washington:
Professors:
Dr. Geoffrey Boers – Director of Choral Activities; BA Pacific Lutheran Univ, MAT Portland State Univ, DMA Univ of Arizona
Dr. Steven Demorest – Professor of Choral Music Education; BA Luther College, MM Westminster Choir College, PHD Univ of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Giselle Wyers – Assistant Professor of Choral Music; BA UC Santa Cruz, MM Westminster Choir College, DMA Univ of Arizona
http://www.music.washington.edu/choirs/faculty.html


University of Wisconsin Madison:
Professors:
Beverly Taylor – Director of Choral Activities; BA Univ of Delaware, Graduate degrees from Boston Univ
Dr. Bruce Gladstone – Associate Director of Choral Activities; DMA Univ of Illinois
http://www.music.wisc.edu/conducting

University of Iowa:
Professors:
Dr. Timothy Stalter – Director of Choral Activities; BM Goshen Univ, MM Univ of Illinois, DMA Univ of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. David Puderbaugh – Associate Director of Choral Activities; BME Drake Univ, MM Univ of Missouri-Columbia, DMA Univ of Iowa
http://www.music.wisc.edu/conducting

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music:
Professors:
Dr. Earl Rivers – Director of Choral Activities; BME, MM Indiana U, DMA Univ of Cincinnati
Dr. Brett Scott – Associate Director of Choral Activities; BM Canadian Bible College, MM Univ of Regina, DMA Univ of Cincinnati
http://www.ccm.uc.edu/choral/

University of Minnesota:
Professors:
Dr. Kathy Romey – Director of Choral Activities; graduated with a B.A. in flute performance from the University of Oregon in 1979. She continued her studies in Frankfurt, Germany, under acclaimed conductor Helmuth Rilling, receiving an artistic degree in choral conducting from the Frankfurt Musikhochschule in 1984.
Dr. Matthew Maheffey – Associate Director of Choral Activities; BM Bucknell Univ, MM Westminster Choir College, DMA Univ of Arizona.
http://www.music.umn.edu/graduate/index.php

Yale University:
Professors:
Marguerite Brooks – Director of Choral Music; MM in Choral Music
Dr. Jeffrey Douma – Associate Professor of Choral Music; BM Concordia Univ, MM & DMA Univ of Michigan
Simon Carrington – Professor of Choral Music; MA in Choral Music
http://music.yale.edu/academics/conducting.html
http://www.yale.edu/ism/academics/choral.html

University of South Carolina:
Professors:
Dr. Lynn Wyatt – Director of Choral Activities; degrees from Murray State University, The University of North Texas, and Florida State University.
Joseph Modica – Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education; BM Chapman, MM CSU Long Beach, DMA (Finishing) Univ of South Carolina
http://www.music.sc.edu/ea/choral/index.html

16 comments:

Rina said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL also offers this degree--Robert Harris is the department head.

http://www.music.northwestern.edu/ is the school's website...just FYI!

Anonymous said...

yes. this list is definitely useful. thank you

Anonymous said...

The University of California at Santa Barbara offers both a MM and DMA in choral conducting. The Director of Choral Studies is Professor Michel Marc Gervais.

Kirin Nielsen said...

Dr. Alwes's first name is Chester, not Charles.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list!

U of South Carolina is Dr. Larry Wyatt-not Lynn.

Good luck with your career!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list, Dr. Magen Solomon is now directing at Delta Community College, at the Stockton Campus.

Anonymous said...

Also, The Ohio State University has a strong program. Dr. Robert J. Ward is Director of Choral Activities.

Pfalz prophet said...

Northeastern University in Chicago offers undergrad courses in instrumental and choral conducting.

Jared said...

University of Georgia
MM, DMA, Choral Conducting
Dan Bara, DMA Eastman
Dr. Mitos Andaya

Anonymous said...

The University of Akron has a fine M.M. in Choral Conducting. Director of Choral Studies is Samuel Gordon, B.S. Pennsylvania State University; M.M.& D.M. Indiana University.

Anonymous said...

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln offers both PhD and DMA degrees in Choral Conducting.

Anonymous said...

The University of Maryland offers DMA and MM in Choral Conducting
Professor: Dr. Edward Maclary - Director of Choral Activities, BME University of Delaware, MM Boston University, DMA Indiana University.

http://www.music.umd.edu/ensembles/choirs/

Anonymous said...

The University of Southern Mississippi offers DMA and MM in Choral Conducting

Dr. Gregory Fuller is outstanding and has put together quite a program in Hattiesburg.

This Fellow Traveler said...

I would be very interested in your list of programs with ONLY Master's programs.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Indiana State!

VERY underrated