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School of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts

Doctor of musical arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is a 45-hour program oriented toward professional practice in music emphasizing the creation or performance of musical works and the application and transmission of knowledge about musical works. Fields of specialization are in performance, conducting, composition, and piano pedagogy. A nondissertation program, the degree culminates in four doctoral performance projects which are designed to suit the professional interests and aspirations of the student. 

The degree consists of 45 hours of coursework, a 3-part qualifying examination, and four performance or pedagogy projects which take the place of a dissertation. (For degrees involving a dissertation, please refer to the PhD in Fine Arts.) 

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