In addition to multiple performance opportunities in choral ensembles, undergraduate conservatory students may benefit from training in choral conducting, choral arranging, choral/vocal pedagogy and other methods courses in our Choral Music Education program. These courses are also open to students in other specialties within the music major (vocal performance, music therapy, composition, piano). For more information, speak with your Academic Advisor or contact Dr. Charles Robinson.
Graduate Conducting Program
The UMKC Conservatory offers the Master of Music (MM) and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degrees in Choral Conducting. We invite outstanding conductors to join these programs after review of application materials, interviews, and live auditions with one of our choral ensembles. Students hoping to apply to the program should complete a UMKC application for their degree of choice by December 15th, 2023. Detailed application procedures are here, conducting footage should be uploaded directly to the student’s application status page. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Charles Robinson directly with questions.