Texas Tech University

Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees Overview


- Doctoral Program Overview (from TTU Graduate School)
- Doctoral Checklist of Detailed Actions (from TTU Graduate School)
- DMA 3-year template

DMA Tracks: Composition, Conducting, Performance, Piano Pedagogy

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.)

Track/Concentration Degree Plans:

DMA Composition

DMA Conducting: DMA Choral Conducting| DMA Orchestral Conducting |DMA Wind Conducting 

DMA Performance: DMA Piano Performance | DMA Strings Performance | DMA Voice Performance | DMA Winds/Percussion Performance

DMA-Piano Pedagogy