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  Jan 20, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Music - Composition Concentration, (DMA)


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DMA Degree Program


The DMA degree is structured to allow maximum flexibility in designing a program around each student’s background and needs. Although the distribution of hours is firm, program requirements are to be regarded as general rather than fixed. The student’s preparation, experience, and stated goals are carefully evaluated before an individually selected course of study is prescribed.

Program objectives are: (1) competency in music theory, music history, advanced research, and pedagogical for classroom or studio; (2) preparation for college or university teaching; (3) preparation for auditions at orchestra or performing ensemble.

Core Requirements


  1. Music History (3 hours)
  2. Music Theory (3 hours)
  3. Music History or Theory (3 hours)

Students with a cognate area in music history or theory may substitute electives for those credits in the core requirements.

Concentration Area Requirements


Composition


15 hours of MUTC 8501 Composition, taken over 5 semesters


9 hours of a cognate area in music


9 hours of MUTC 9000 Dissertation


The dissertation will consist of a work of significant scope.

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