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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
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Sacred Music, M.M. - Choral Conducting Track

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Colleges  > College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  > Sacred Music, M.M. - Choral Conducting Track


To provide advanced training and specialized education for students in the history and performance practice of sacred musical literature.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  page, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Music degree, preferably in applied music.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 semester hours and 3.00 for all music hours.
  3. Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
  4. Full senior recital in the undergraduate degree program.
  5. Beginning graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the graduate faculty.
  6. Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history. (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)

Degree Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination Requirement: Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the last semester of study.
  • Recital Requirement: Students are required to present one full solo recital.


  • Complete 6.0 Credit Hours¹ from:

  • Credit Hours: 2.0


  • Credit Hours: 3.0

    Complete one course from the following:

  • Credit Hours: 2.0
  • Credit Hours: 2.0

    • Seminar in Sacred Music. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Music & Liturgy. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Contemporary Service Music. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Sacred Music Practicum. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Choral Literature for the Church. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Choral Techniques for Church Musicians. Credit Hours: 2.0
    • Introduction to Organ. Credit Hours: 2.0
    • Music Theory Elective. Credit Hours: 3.0
    • Music History/Literature Elective. Credit Hours: 3.0


 ¹Additional hours of applied study in the major area are not applied toward the degree plan.

Program Total: 36.0 Credit Hours

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