Doctor of Musical Arts
The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is a terminal degree designed to equip the next generation of leaders in music. Advanced study of the instrument, voice, or conducting is combined with core studies in Music History and Music Theory and guided by close faculty advising. The course of study encourages creativity and flexibility and includes a media based project component, coursework related to careers in higher education, and the opportunity for interdisciplinary study in fields outside of music.
Beyond the one-year required residency, a flexible course schedule can accommodate practicing professionals and their concurrent commitments. Graduates of this degree may be placed in faculty positions at institutions of higher education, advance in salary or position within in K-12 teaching, be placed as professional performers, or combine facets of advanced music performance with careers in related fields.
Areas of emphasis include the following:
- Conducting: Wind, orchestral
- Performance: Woodwind, brass, percussion, voice, strings, or piano
For program information, contact Louis Niebur, Director of Graduate Studies by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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