I’m a student pursuing a bachelors degree in Music Education Choral/Music Composition. My applied instrument is the Organ and I am fairly advanced with it. I am interested in pursuing a M.M. in Choral Conducting along with either a Sacred Music Degree in Organ, or Music Composition. Then eventually a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting and, or either, Music Composition/Organ Performance. Right now, I can’t decide which I would want to teach at the university between Organ and Composition, but I am very interested in Choral Conducting.
The issue is, I am not a singer. In fact, when it comes to singing, I sound terrible (at least I think I do). I don’t know however if this would be a limitation to me for entering into a Choral Conducting program. As I am not interested in teaching applied voice lessons, but directing a Choir. I do however, seem to have a gift for bringing music to life. Bringing a historical interpretation to what I'm playing, as well as bring lots to emotion and energy to the a piece. This is would be my strength when it comes to Conducting a Choir. I have no trouble with sight singing on nearly a perfect pitch. =) And I am quite familiar with a large repertoire of Choral works.
My question is, would I be able to realistically enter into a M.M. Choral Conducting program, and be a good candidate for a Choral Conductor, even though, I think I have a terrible voice myself.?
I am really passionate about the idea of Choral Conducting. What thoughts and resources would you suggest me to study on for poor singing Choral conductors?