The M.A. in Choral Music is designed for the conductor and singer with a desire to improve their skills as a leader and contributor to the choral profession. The program is based on two pillars of effective musical leadership, repertoire and communication, and the numbers of students in the program are limited so that accepted students receive ample podium time to refine conducting and rehearsal skills.
Students learn the vast canon of the choral repertoire through classes, seminars, ensembles, guest artists, private lessons, analysis and performance. Students conduct music from all eras and develop vital communication skills including rehearsal techniques, vocal techniques, program planning, and an emphasis is placed on conducting.
Prospective students should have a minimum of 3 years experience as a conductor or professional choral singer, and will leave CSUEB with skills necessary to conduct choruses large and small, amateur and professional. To learn more about the choral program at Cal State East Bay, see our Vocal and Choral Studies page.
Do you see yourself in music?
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