Mission Statement

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

  • Provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of instrumental performance and musicianship that will provide them the ability to pursue successful professional performance careers as classical instrumentalists.
  • To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of instrumental performance
  • To provide students public performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • 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.

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Performance Courses
Applied Lessons 12
Ensembles (6 large ensemble, 6 small ensemble) 12
Creative Activities
MED 702 DMA Essay Proposal 1
MIP 831 Doctoral Essay 5
MIP 832 Doctoral Recital 6
Allied Music Courses
Musicology Elective 3
Performance Seminars 3
MTC 717 Analytical Techniques (or other MTC course) 3
MED 790 Teaching Music in College 1
Electives 2
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives 12
Total Credit Hours 60

Academic Bulletin