Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts program in Composition is to provide students with advanced preparation in the field of composition. The goals of the program are:

  • To enable students to develop advanced compositional skills beyond the level of the Master of Music degree in Composition;
  • To help students consider or choose their compositional directions or options in the 21st century; 
  • To help students get their music performed or realized;
  • To help students develop a strong profile or identity as a composer.

Curriculum Requirements

Composition Courses
MTC 715Composition Seminar I8
or MTC 716 Composition Seminar II
MTC 782Composition Workshop4
Creative Activities
MTC 831Doctoral Essay12
Theory/Composition Courses
MTC 711Theory Pedagogy3
Music Theory courses12
Musicology Courses
Musicology courses9
Cognate/Electives
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives12
Total Credit Hours60