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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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)

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

Concentration Area Requirements


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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