Students who are interested in achieving a doctoral-level education in collaborative piano and coaching, conducting, or performance are invited to apply to the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in the music program.
Admission into the doctor of musical arts program is contingent upon the passing of an audition in addition to other entrance requirements. Learn more about the admission and auditions process. Upon entrance, students must take the diagnostic examinations in tonal and 20th-century music theory, ear-training, and music history. Any identified deficiencies must be remedied during the first year of study.
DMA students also have the option to add a secondary area of concentration to their study. Students who wish to pursue studies in musicology/ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, choral conducting, or education/pedagogy in addition to their primary DMA studies will apply for the secondary area after they have been admitted to the School of Music. Most areas require 15 credits of coursework, while the number of recitals required for the degree will be reduced accordingly. Some areas also require additional performance and documentation for satisfactory completion of the secondary area.
View full program requirements in the University Catalog, or view the outline of the three DMA emphases: