Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance is to:

  • Provide students the highest quality of education available in the areas of piano performance and musicianship that will provide the foundation for a successful teaching career at an institution or private studio, and which could also lead toward a professional performance career as a classical pianist
  • To stimulate the student's awareness and artistic creativity in the field of piano performance
  • To provide students public performance performance opportunities in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • To provide students performance skills necessary for careers in teaching, success at national/international piano competitions, and to further their skills in performance.

Curriculum Requirements

Performance Courses
Applied Lessons12
MKP 710Seminar in Baroque Performance1
MKP 711Seminar in Classical Performance1
MKP 712Seminar in Romantic Performance1
MKP 713Seminar in Contemporary Music1
Accompanying3
Creative Activities
MED 702DMA Essay Proposal1
MKP 832Doctoral Recital6
MKP 831Doctoral Essay5
Allied Music Courses
Music Theory Electives6
MCY 626Keyboard Literature I3
MCY 627Keyboard Literature II3
MIP 745String-Keyboard Chamber Music1
MCY 628Music Bibliography (or other MCY elective)3
MED 790Teaching Music in College1
Cognate12
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives
Total Credit Hours60