Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Instrumental Performance is to:

  • Provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of instrumental performance and musicianship that will provide them the ability to pursue successful professional performance careers as classical instrumentalists.
  • To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of instrumental performance
  • To provide students public performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To ensure that students have acquired the type of writing and research abilities required of a terminal degree from a leading research university, enabling them to pursue successful careers as teachers, performers, and researchers at the university level.

Curriculum Requirements

Performance Courses
Applied Lessons12
Ensembles (6 large ensemble, 6 small ensemble)12
Creative Activities
MED 702DMA Essay Proposal1
MIP 831Doctoral Essay5
MIP 832Doctoral Recital6
Allied Music Courses
Musicology Elective3
Performance Seminars3
MTC 717Analytical Techniques (or other MTC course)3
MED 790Teaching Music in College1
Electives2
Cognate/Electives
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives12
Total Credit Hours60