Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting and Research – MDIC


The first official master's degree in Spain and the only one in Spanish that combines theory and practice of choral conducting in a complete programme with professors of recognised national and international prestige.

A programme recognised in Europe and Latin America that combines high specialisation in performance styles with training in research methodologies applied to choral music and with access to a doctorate.

Homologation Resolution


I. Techniques and Practices of Choral Conducting (Conducting, Rehearsal and Vocal Technique)

II. Fundamentals and Theoretical Resources of Choral Conducting (Phonetics, Stylistic Analysis and History)

III. Music Research Methodology

IV. Master's Thesis

+300h of teaching activity distributed in 4 subjects



Work with the choir of the Academia de Dirección del Centro Superior Katarina Gurskahroughout the course and with a professional choir for the presentation of the End of Master’s Concert.

Admission and enrolment

Permanence and Promotion Regulations

a) Admission Process:

  1. Interested candidates should send their application, attaching a CV and motivation letter for the assessment of the suitability of the profile and pass a personal interview. 

  2. Following the pre-enrolment, the candidate must provide the official documentation scanned (not photographed) in PDF format and sent via email to

    • Higher Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (both sides). In case of finishing these studies in the current academic year, send a certificate of current enrolment. 

    • Spanish students: DNI (both sides)
    • International students: Passport
  3. After fulfilling the entry requirements for each Master’s programme, the admissions committee will communicate the result to the candidate by e-mail.

  4. If admitted, the candidate will be able to register online at the CSKG website following the instructions that will be sent once accepted.

b) Enrolment:

Once admitted to the Master’s Degree, students can reserve their place by formalising their enrolment through the same platform on which they pre-enrolled. The enrolment instructions will be sent via email once the access requirements have been met.

The reservation of the place will be guaranteed exclusively upon receipt of the registration fee. This registration fee is non-refundable and includes:

  • Management and processing of academic transcripts and Master’s degree.
  • Fees for the opening of the academic record
  • Academic coordination and production costs for concerts and various performances.

c) Methods of payment:

Once payment of the registration fee has been received, the student may choose one of the following methods of payment to cover the cost of the master’s degree:

  • A single payment at the time of enrolment. Transfer or direct debit
  • Payment in 2 instalments; the first at the time of enrolment and the second in February of the enrolled course. Transfer or direct debit
  • Payment in 10 consecutive monthly instalments from September to June of the enrolled course. Direct debit
  • Payment in 12 consecutive monthly instalments from September to August of the enrolled course. Direct debit

General information

Official Master's Degree in Higher Artistic Education in Choral Conducting and Research. Equivalent in law and rank to the University Master's Degree, recognised in Spain and corresponding to level 3 of the EU.

  • On-site: 10 months from October to July
  • Weekends and practical sessions of 3-4 days duration
  • 60 ECTS
  • Spanish and English
  • Director: Nuria Fernández Herranz
  • Professors: Albert Recasens, Carlos Mena, Carolina Alcaide, Celia Alcedo, Jorge Carrasco, Marta Vela, Nicole Corti, Paulo Lourenço, Pilar Páez, Rahela Duric, Sara Escuer, Wilma ten Wolde
  • Price: 7,000€ + 500€ de matrícula


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