Master of Music in Choral Conducting

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Program Description

The Master of Music in Choral Conducting (MMCC) is a unique program that will help you refine your conducting and rehearsal technique, musicianship, and vocal pedagogy with the guidance of hands-on attention from prestigious and experienced faculty. Each summer residency is seven weeks long and includes a one-week choral festival of lectures, master classes and performances with prominent guest artists. This program allows you to transfer up to three regular-session classes (9 semester units) from an accredited university of your choice. The MMCC Program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

To learn more, read the MMCC Brochure and Program Sheet.

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To Apply/Application Deadline

Please read the MMCC Program Application Information document.

Please read about Graduate Application and Admission.

Read about International Graduate Application and Admission.

Summer 2020 Start:

To apply to Master of Music in Choral Conducting Program, applicants must complete the following steps:

1.     Complete the supplemental program application linked below. 

2.     If you are a first-time applicant, create a profile and account for the PaGE Online Portal. Returning users may log into their existing account.

3.     Upload your completed supplemental program application and all required documents to the Master of Music in Choral Conducting Page.

4.     Once pre-approved, complete and submit a university application through Cal State Apply Submit official transcripts to Cal State LA's Office of Admissions. 



Important Dates/Deadlines

Supplemental Program Application

Supplemental Application


How to Submit Your Supplemental Program Application

Application Open: October 1, 2019

Application Close: February 28, 2020

Cal State LA University Application 

Apply Online


How to Use Cal State Apply

Application Open: February 1, 2020

Application Close: February 28, 2020

Official Transcripts 


Submit by: March 16, 2020

Course Syllabi & Schedule

Coming soon.

Please read the Graduation Procedure document.

Graduate Handbook

Download/view the MMCC 2020 Graduate Handbook here.

Tuition & Fees

The MMCC Program is a self-support program run through the College of Professional and Global Education. Tuition fees vary each summer and are based on the number of units taken. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Unit (Lecture Courses)


Cost Per Unit (Applied Courses)


Summer Choral Festival fee for Summer 2020 is currently pending approval.


Financial Aid 

Financial aid opportunities are available to continuing students who wish to complete their degree in this program. Options include loans, scholarships, and grants. Federal student loans and grants may be available when students are fully matriculated at Cal State LA, during the fall and depending on each student’s submitted Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

File your FAFSA at For more information, please visit: Cal State LA/PaGE Financial Assistance or contact Tom Lau (, Financial Aid Advisor for the College of Professional and Global Education.


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