The Master's Programme in Choral Conducting develops your technical skills and artistic integrity as a choral conductor in a highly stimulating study environment.
The Master's Programme in Conducting is given with two profiles: choir and orchestra. You choose one of these but may study some courses with students in the other profile.
To be eligible for this programme, you need to
- meet the general entry requirements for second-cycle courses and study programmes, meaning you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS
- meet the specific entry requirements which are a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (180 credits) or equivalent, as well as passed entrance examination.
If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places, a selection will take place. Selection is based on results on entrance examination.
Read the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.
In the programme you deepen your knowledge in choral conducting and form studies at advanced level. In addition, you get knowledge of repetition methodology, interpretation coaching and performance practice in the courses Conducting 1 and Conducting 2.
You also analyse German and Italian language focusing on structure, grammar and pronunciation.
In order to be able to perform a developed musical analysis and make well-balanced interpretational choices with regard to knowledge about the structure of music as well as its aesthetic and historical context, the Master's Programme in Conducting also includes music ethics and music philosophy.
The Master's Programme ends with an individual degree project with the emphasis on an artistic musical presentation that should be documented. This often means a greater independent composition work together with a written reflective part. The course Degree Project also provides a seminar series and individual tutoring to support the writing and implementation of your independent degree project.
An important part of the education is an extensive lecture series called Conductor Forum. On these occasions all students, who has conducting as a major at KMH, participate and the topics raised have a musically generic content with focus on knowledge that is important to conductors.
The programme consists of individual tutoring and of seminars where the participating conductors themselves constitute the exercise choir and partly with the professional ensemble KMH Vokalensemble. You will be given the opportunity to perform eight productions with the KMH Vokalensemble during the course of the program. KMH also has a great collaboration with a number of leading choirs in Sweden.
There is a close connection between the conductor class and the composition class, which means that you will learn how to analyse and conduct new music.
Workshops, master classes and seminars with guest teachers and world artists, both national and international, occur regularly.