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Choral Activities

Chair: Dr. Paul Rardin

Choral Activities Faculty

Temple University Choirs

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Degree Program
M.M. Choral Conducting

The Master of Music degree in choral conducting is a rigorous, highly select, 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, including those at Westminster Choir College, Yale University, Central Bucks West High School, Walt Whitman High School, The Susquehanna Chorale, and Coro Allegro.

Graduate students in choral conducting for 2013-2014 are:

Kevin Crouch
Katherine Geiger

Nathan Lofton

Ianthe Marini

Laurel Wacyk

Kelly Wyszomierski

For more information on degree requirements and the application process, click here.

Graduate students in Choral Conducting are normally offered Teaching Assistantships that include partial tuition remission and monetary stipends. These assistantships entail:

Workshops, Master Classes, and Guest Artists
The Department of Choral Activities presents master classes, workshops, and guest performances by renowned choirs and choir directors. Recent guests include Simon Carrington, Anton Armstrong, Ann Howard Jones, Jameson Marvin, Joe Miller, Katherine FitzGibbon, The Philadelphia Singers, Schola Cantorum Coralina, and Ensemble Amarcord.

Each summer, Choral Activities hosts the annual Temple Sings Summer Seminar in Choral Conducting. Temple Sings invites choral conductors and enthusiasts to gather in Philadelphia for a week of choral conducting master classes and interest sessions on a wide variety of topics. Summer Session 2013 will take place July 8-12. For more information about Temple Sings, visit the Temple Sings page.

Contact

Choral Activities Office

choirs@temple.edu

215-204-8304