Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Music, M.Mu. - Choral Conducting Concentration

Additional Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following: (1) a prescreening video audition containing at least 20 minutes of rehearsal and/or performance footage, uploaded within the Acceptd application; (2) a personal statement (can be up to 500 words in length, approximately 2-pages, double spaced, using 12-point font) responding to the following prompt: Please discuss your academic and musical goals and your reasons for applying to GSU’s graduate music program.

Concentration Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

Applied Music Requirements

Select One (Two Credit hours) (Two Semesters)

  • APVC 6000 - Applied Voice I 1 Credit Hours
  • APPF 6000 - Applied Piano I 1 Credit Hours

Music History

  • One 8000-level course in Music History 

Select one from the following:

Music Theory

One Graduate-level course in Music Theory 

Graduate Music Electives

Two credits of graduate-level electives in music

Comprehensive Examination

By the midpoint of the final semester of study, the student will schedule an oral and/or written examination. The committee should include at least three faculty members (including the applied instructor or area coordinator, one theory faculty member, and one history faculty member). The examinations will assess the student’s knowledge regarding repertoire, pedagogy, music theory, and music history. The student will be expected to synthesize his/her knowledge and demonstrate a high level of musical understanding. Preparation should include a detailed review of all graduate courses taken and a review of the music that has been studied and performed as part of the master’s program. Each area will determine the proficiency requirements for the Comprehensive Exam for the Major Area. The appropriate area will administer the Major Area portion of the comprehensive exam and students will be required to demonstrate proficiency as determined by their major professor and/or area coordinator. These exams may consist of paper, an oral exam, program notes for recital, a short lecture to be presented in conjunction with a recital, etc. Each foundation studies member will determine appropriate comprehensive examination questions based on the coursework the student has completed at Georgia State University in their appropriate field, and will administer the exam as they see fit. This can be an oral exam, written exam, papers, etc. It will be the student’s responsibility to complete all portions of these comprehensive exams and collect appropriate approval signatures from their major area, music history, and music theory and turn their final comprehensive exam form into the graduate director. Students planning to graduate in the Fall or Spring must complete the comprehensive examination by the end of the twelfth week of classes. Students planning to graduate in the Summer must complete the comprehensive examination by the end of the fourth week of classes.