DMA Programs

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 theory and ear-training. 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 a secondary area of study in addition to their primary DMA studies will apply for the secondary area after they have been admitted to the School of Music. Most secondary areas require 15 credits of coursework, while the number of recitals required for the primary area will be reduced accordingly. Some secondary areas also require additional performance and documentation for satisfactory completion of the area.

Explore the three DMA emphases:

Requirements for the Music DMA