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Doctor of Musical Arts

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is to establish students as 21st century global leaders with excellent competence through rigorous training in their fields. From various applied areas to such courses as Music History, Choral with Orchestral Music Literature and Colloquium of Church Music Philosophy, students will advance their performance techniques and profound musical knowledge preparing artists for careers in higher education.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit the qualities of a professional performer through deeper training in their applied areas.
  • Establish research skills and performance abilities with outstanding interpretation of music.
  • Prove outstanding communication skills in their research assignment.

ADDMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application form for admission
  • $100.00 non-refundable application fee
  • A brief autobiographical statement
  • Official transcript appropriate for the program:
    • Master's degree in either Music or Church Music or its equivalent with a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Audition
    Students who are applying for the Doctor of Music degree should audition in their applied areas by submitting a recording on a DVD with their admission application to the admissions committee. For more information, refer to the department of music.
  • Prerequisite Requirement
    An applicant for the DM whose master’s degree was in a different applied area will be required to take two master-level courses and a master’s recital for the same DM applied area. The graduate recital requirement may be waived if the applicant had already completed three applied area courses or wants to take them all. If the prospective students decide to follow the admission policy regarding taking a prerequisite three courses of applied area as a pre-doctoral study, they will not be required to follow the audition procedure.
  • Applicaton Essay
  • Recommendation from church pastor or former teacher
  • Two recent photographs (for student ID)

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

  • The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum 3.0 (B) GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • The awarding of a “C” in a doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a qualifying examination. The student can take the exam two times. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held after minimum of one month later in the semester.
  • The student must effectively complete doctoral recital before taking an oral defense.
  • The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass an oral defense.
  • The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.
  • Prior to graduation, the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.

COURSES

Music History and Theory

9 Credit Hours

MU 801 Music of the Middle Ages and Early Baroque 3
MU 802 Music from Late Baroque to Classical Period 3
MU 803 Music in Romanticism and Later 3
MU 807 Musical Evolution in Modern Cross-Cultural Society 3
MU 808 Orchestral Music in Analysis 3

Applied Area Courses

15 Credit Hours

MU 811 Doctoral Applied Area I 3
MU 812 Doctoral Applied Area II 3
MU 813 Doctoral Applied Area III 3
MU 814 Doctoral Applied Area IV 3
MU 818 Doctoral Recital* 3
*Doctoral composition students must take MU 819 in place of MU 818.

Theory Courses in Applied Area

6 Credit Hours

Piano
MU 841 Doctoral Seminar of Piano Literature I 3
MU 842 Doctoral Seminar of Piano Literature II 3
MU 853 Pianism I3
MU 854 Pianism II3
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital3
Voice
MU 843 Doctoral Seminar of Solo Vocal Literature I 3
MU 844 Doctoral Seminar of Solo Vocal Literature II 3
MU 855 Seminar in Italian Diction3
MU 856 Seminar in German Diction3
MU 857 Seminar in French Diction3
MU 858 Seminar in the History of Opera3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital*3
* Required
Conducting
MU 845 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting I 3
MU 846 Doctoral Seminar of Choral Literature I 3
MU 859 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting II3
MU 860 Doctoral Seminar of Choral Literature II3
MU 861 Doctoral Seminar in Church Music Leadership3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital3
Composition
MU 847 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis I 3
MU 848 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis II 3
MU 862 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition I3
MU 863 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition II3
MU 864 Seminar in Electroacoustic Music Composition3
MU 819 Doctoral Composition Recital*6
*MU 819 is to be taken in place of MU 818.
Instrument
MU 849 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Music Literature I 3
MU 850 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Music Literature II 3
MU 865 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Music Literature III3
MU 866 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Music Literature IV3
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital3
Church Music
MU 804 Church Music and Literature 3
MU 805 Colloquium of Church Music Philosophy 3
MU 845 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting I3
MU 861 Doctoral Seminar in Church Music and Leadership3
MU 867 Doctoral Seminar in Music in Worship3
MU 868 Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary Christian Worship Music3
Music Coaching and Accompanying
MU 851 Doctoral Seminar of Artistic Coaching I3
MU 852 Doctoral Seminar of Artistic Coaching II3
MU 853 Pianism I3
MU 854 Pianism II3
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital3

Dissertation

9 Credit Hours

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar3
RS 807 Dissertation* 6
*RS 807 The dissertation for those who are studying composition should consist of a compositional work along with a written abstract.

Free Electives

6 Credit Hours

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 890 Capstone3

Total

60 Credit Hours

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