Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting

Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Instrumental Conducting is:

  • To provide students with the highest quality training possible to bridge academic training into entry-level careers as professional artists;
  • To provide students with performance opportunities that develop and demonstrate the integration of musicianship and performance practice;
  • To assist students with identifying opportunities and preparation for competitions, internships, apprenticeships and other professional venues for the classical artist;
  • To ensure that students have acquired the type of writing and research abilities required of a terminal degree from a leading research university, enabling them to pursue successful careers as teachers, performers, and researchers at the university level.

For curriculum information please click on the Academic Bulletin link below.

Performance Courses
Applied Conducting Lessons 12
Ensembles (6 large ensemble) 6
Choose from one of the two options 3
History and Literature of the Wind Band (Required for Wind Conductors)
Approved Elective
Creative Activities
MED 702 DMA Essay Proposal 1
MIP 831 Doctoral Essay 5
MIP 832 Doctoral Recital 6
Allied Music Courses
Musicology Elective 3
MTC 717 Analytical Techniques 3
Performance Seminars 3
Approved Electives 5
MED 790 Teaching Music in College 1
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives 12
Total Credit Hours 60

Academic Bulletin