The Doctor of Musical Arts degree program is designed to develop the complete musician, emphasizing both the highest level of musicianship and practical scholarly insight. Each curriculum is intended to prepare the respective candidate for a career at the most advanced level of performance, teaching, or composition.
The first year in the Instrumental Performance, D.M.A. should be spent in residence, implying full-time status with a minimum course load of 9 credits per semester. One summer session prior to residence is permitted. Doctor of Musical Arts programs must be completed within seven years from the date of matriculation.
The D.M.A. consists of an area of concentration and an elective minor area.
Instrumental Performance includes the bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, French horn, guitar, harp, oboe, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola and violin. Degree requirements for voice performance are listed separately and are not included on this page.