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Dual Degree Programs

Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone might be aware of dual degree programs for a masters of music and a masters of sacred music with an emphasis in choral conducting. I know SMU has a degree track like this, but I am having difficulty finding others. If you know of any other schools that provide this, I would greatly appreciate your input.  
 
Thank you for your time and help,
Simon 
Replies (8): Threaded | Chronological
on October 17, 2014 3:28am
Simon,
 
What is your goal in pursuing this dual track? What are the significant differences between the two tracks at SMU?
 
Jim Maroney
on October 17, 2014 4:27pm
To Mr. Jim Maroney,
The ultimate goal is to eventually teach at the college level. Adding the MSM is not out of neccesity, but more personal desire and interest. Plus it's beneficial as a church musician and possibly opening up better church jobs. However, from what I have been told, getting just the MSM isn't as good as the MM if I want to try and teach college level in the future. The main difference between the two programs at SMU are the focus and the added theology classes involved with the MSM. 
Thank you for your response,
Simon Hill
on October 18, 2014 6:53am
If you want to teach college, ultimately you will have to earn a doctorate. I'd recommend the MSM, as it will be more helpful than the MM in securing a church position (if college teaching doesn't work out), and either one will allow you to pursue almost any kind of music doctorate afterward.
on October 21, 2014 11:06am
I plan on getting my DMA down the road, so right now it is trying to decide what would be best for masters. Thank you for your insight!
on October 19, 2014 5:27am
The Masters of Sacred Music in Choral Conducting at Boston University requires the foundation of the MM Choral Conducting program while adding several theology courses through the BU School of Theology. With excellent faculty, good scholarship possibility, and unparalleled area music events (especially early music), it should be on your list. 
on October 21, 2014 11:07am
Thanks! I knew Boston offered both but I wasn't sure if they could go together. Thank you for clarifying. 
on October 19, 2014 2:55pm
Just happened on this.
 
 
Apparently Mercer University in GA offers exactly what you are looking for.
on October 21, 2014 11:07am
Thanks!
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