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Doctor of Musical Arts

PURPOSE

The purpose of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts is to establish students as front runners of the 21st century global leaders with the excellent competence through the training in the applied area. From various applied areas to such courses as music history, musical evolution in modern cross and orchestral music in analysis, the 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 a research skills and performance ability in outstanding interpretation in 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 degree of Doctor of Musical Arts should submit an audition in their applied areas by submitting a recording on a DVD with their admission application to the admissions committee.
  • Prerequisite Requirement
    An applicant for the DMA 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 equivalent form master's degree 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 three prerequisite courses of applied area as a pre-doctoral study, they will not be required to follow the audition procedure. Those who apply for the applied area of Music Coaching in DMA degree are not required by such three prerequisite courses of applied area as a pre-doctoral Musical Arts degree program. Those who are as F-1 visa students must consult with music department in advance for this applied area's study application.
  • Applicaton Essay
  • Recommendation from church pastor or former teacher
  • Two recent photographs (for student ID)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 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 3 times if they fail it first. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held in next semester. This exam will be taken before dissertation.
  • The student must effectively complete doctoral recital before taking an oral defense.
  • The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the 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.
  • All candidates for graduation must complete a non-credit course, Introduction to Christianity. It will be waived for the students who have taken any biblical courses.

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
* required

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

18 Credit Hours

Church Music
MU 804 Church Music and Literature 3
MU 805 Colloquium of Church Music Philosophy 3
MU 845 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting I 3
MU 861 Doctoral Seminar in Church Music and Leadership 3
MU 867 Doctoral Seminar in Music in Worship 3
MU 868 Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary Christian Worship Music 3
Composition
MU 819 Doctoral Composition Recital * 6
MU 847 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis I 3
MU 848 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis II 3
MU 862 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition I 3
MU 863 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition II 3
MU 864 Seminar in Electroacoustic Music Composition 3
* MU 819 is to be taken in place of MU 818.
Conducting
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital 3
MU 845 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting I 3
MU 846 Doctoral Seminar of Choral Literatures I 3
MU 859 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Conducting II 3
MU 860 Doctoral Seminar of Choral Literatures II 3
MU 861 Doctoral Seminar in Church Music Leadership 3
Instrument
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital 3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital 3
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 III 3
MU 866 Doctoral Seminar of Instrumental Music Literature IV 3
Music Coaching / Musical Arts Convergence
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital 3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital 3
MU 851 Doctoral Seminar of Artistic Coaching I 3
MU 852 Doctoral Seminar of Artistic Coaching II 3
MU 853 Pianism I 3
MU 854 Pianism II 3
Piano
MU 820 Doctoral Ensemble Recital 3
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital 3
MU 841 Doctoral Seminar of Piano Literatures I 3
MU 842 Doctoral Seminar of Piano Literatures II 3
MU 853 Pianism I 3
MU 854 Pianism II 3
Voice
MU 821 Doctoral Lecture Recital * 3
MU 843 Doctoral Seminar of Solo Vocal Literatures I 3
MU 844 Doctoral Seminar of Solo Vocal Literatures II 3
MU 855 Seminar in Italian Diction 3
MU 856 Seminar in German Diction 3
MU 857 Seminar in French Diction 3
MU 858 Seminar in the History of Opera 3
* Required

Dissertation

9 Credit Hours

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar 3
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 Capstone 3

Total

60 Credit Hours

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