Undergraduate Programs with Choral Conducting Coursework:
- Bachelor of Music Education - Choral Music, Keyboard
- Bachelor of Music Education - Choral Music, Voice
- Bachelor of Music in Church Music
Graduate Programs with Choral Conducting Emphasis:
- Master of Music in Conducting - Choral Emphasis
- Master of Music in Church Music with Conducting Concentration
- Master of Divinity / Master of Music in Church Music with Conducting Concentration
- Doctorate of Musical Arts in Church Music with Conducting Concentration
For more information regarding Choral Conducting at Baylor, contact our team:
Lynne Gackle, Professor of Ensembles, Director of Choral Activities
- Courses: Undergraduate/Graduate Choral Literature, Graduate Applied Lessons
- Ensembles: Concert Choir and Bella Voce
Brian A. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Graduate Choral Studies
- Courses: Graduate Applied Lessons, Graduate Choral Literature, Advanced Choral Conducting
- Ensembles: A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers
Stephen Gusukuma, Lecturer in Choral Music
- Elementary Conducting, Undergraduate Choral Conducting, Fundamentals of Conducting (graduate)
- Women's Choir, VirtuOSO
PODIUM EXPERIENCE AND RECITALS
Students in the MM Conducting program (choral emphasis) will gain experiences that both broaden and deepen their musical perspectives and skill set. Graduate conductors are integrated into the regular rehearsal patterns of the Baylor A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers and/or Bella Voce, where they will learn how to sharpen their rehearsal and gestural skills at the highest level.
Additionally, graduate choral conductors will have valuable opportunities to further their rehearsal and gestural skill as they learn about cultivating choral communities with both vocational and avocational singers having the opportunity to learn from all Baylor choral conducting faculty. These experiences with choirs populated by both majors and non-major singers, such as Bella Voce, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, broaden the graduate conductor’s perspectives on community building, rehearsal pedagogy, and repertoire selection as well as gesture.
At the end of their study, graduate choral conductors will have the opportunity to prepare a culminating recital project with A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers or Bella Voce.