The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is designed for musicians who desire careers that combine performance or composition with an academic appointment. Our extensive application and audition process establishes cohorts of accomplished, ambitious individuals.
The degree includes studio teaching, a wide array of performance opportunities and engaging, challenging academic courses. Simultaneously, our doctoral students receive teacher training under the direction of dedicated and imaginative faculty mentors.
Features of the DMA include:
- Full tuition and generous stipends for three years of coursework
- Team-taught seminars exclusively for doctoral students, designed to prepare them to be leaders in the music world
- Training in classroom pedagogy as well as in studio teaching, leading to actual teaching responsibilities
- Flexibility within the degree structure to enable each student to pursue independent projects and interests