The master of music degree in Choral Conducting is a rigorous and highly selective two-year program of study that combines technique, artistry, and scholarship. It is unique in providing students two distinct degree recitals, one each with the Graduate Conductors Chorus and Recital Chorus. Graduates of this program have gone on to conduct outstanding university, school, community, and professional choirs across the country.

Graduate students in Choral Conducting are normally offered Teaching Assistantships that include partial tuition remission and monetary stipends. These assistantships entail serving as a teaching assistant in undergraduate conducting classes; assisting conductors of Concert Choir, University Singers, University Chorale, and Women's Chorus in rehearsal and performance; and serving as research assistant for graduate conducting and literature seminars.