MUSP4575 - Church Choir Conducting A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 20 minutes

Course content

The course deals with advanced choral- and ensemble management, arrangement and composition related to the usual choral management tasks required of a church musician. The Department's church choir functions as the rehearsal ensemble. During the academic year at least one larger project is undertaken, where students have the opportunity to study and lead a choir/ensemble in a church service/concert.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has basic knowledge of vocal techniques, voice development and choir sound
  • has basic knowledge about choir warming up- and interpretation- techniques
  • has basic knowledge about old and more recent church music repertoire and performing traditions.


The candidate:

  • can express musical intentions through conducting choir and ensembles
  • has basic skills in conducting techniques adequate for conducting choir and ensembles in various church musical occations. .

Learning methods and activities

Groups - 2 hours pr. week for 6 weeks each semester. Singing as a support instrument. Attendance in the Department of Music's church choir for 2 hours a week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Singing as supporting instrumen
  • Compulsory singing in the Department´s church choire

Further on evaluation

Final examination shold be about 20 minutes, including the rehearsal of an unknown piece of work with a 48-hour preparation.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Church Music (ÅKIRKMUS)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires completed course in Conducting B (part of MUSP4161) or corresponding course, or admission to one-year study in Church Music.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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