What is a Choral Director?


Choral Director Job Description

Choral directors manage the various aspects of musical ensembles such as choirs and glee clubs. Choral directors oversee and administer the music programs of various organizations such as churches and schools.


They often compose and lead vocal performances and may be required to instruct music classes.



Typical Job Duties

• Select music for choral group

• Conduct rehearsals

• Select soloists and accompanying vocalists

• Recruit new members and ensure uniformity of the group

• Schedule performances on behalf of the group

• May select group attire

• Liaise with the administration of the church or school regarding funding

• Provide individual guidance as appropriate



Scholarships for Becoming a Choral Director

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Choral Director. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Fine Arts Scholarships and Music Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Choral Director. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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