Advisory Examinations

Entering Doctor of Musical Arts students must take two School of Music advisory examinations prior to registering for music history and music theory courses. These examinations are given on the Friday and Saturday preceding the opening of classes in the fall semester.

Ensemble Participation

Students in the performance and pedagogy tracks of all graduate programs are required to complete four semesters of major ensemble participation. Students enroll in major ensemble participation during consecutive semesters beginning early in their degree work, to ensure completion of the major ensemble requirements in a timely manner. Ensemble assignments are made at the discretion of the major teacher and ensemble director.

Major ensembles are as follows.

MUS:3160Symphony Band/Concert Band1
MUS:3172Camerata Singers1
MUS:3174University Choir1

The Doctor of Musical Arts requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 to earn the degree. The D.M.A. is offered with two concentrations: conducting, and performance and pedagogy.

D.M.A. students complete the courses under the M.A. degree (see the M.A. in music in the Catalog) and the following courses. In addition, students have either a world language or a secondary area requirement.

One or more additional music history course(s) listed in the M.A. requirements
One or more additional music theory course(s) listed in the M.A. requirements
MUS:7140Seminar in Music Research2
MUS:7899D.M.A. Qualifying Recital0
MUS:7900D.M.A. Recital (three required recitals)3-6
MUS:7970D.M.A. Essay and Thesis (minimum 2 s.h. required; maximum 6 s.h.)2

For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Applicants must audition and/or submit supporting materials in their area of concentration in order to be considered for admission. Information about Graduate College admission and curriculum requirements for each area is available on the School of Music website.

For detailed information about Graduate College admission and policies, see the Manual of Rules and Regulations on the Graduate College website.

Qualified graduate students may be nominated for teaching and research assistantships. Inquiries should be directed to the head faculty member in the applicant's area of interest.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.