Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance is to provide the terminal degree with advanced, in-depth study in the areas of musicianship and performance practice that will support a professional performance career as a classical singer. The student will be provided performance opportunities to integrate the skills learned in music and other classes and will continue to work in established and new areas of research and creative activities. Each student will continue to develop the skills for writing about music in a scholarly, written format.

Curriculum Requirements

Performance Courses
Applied Lessons12
Vocal Performance Preparation6
Opera Theater3
Creative Activities
MED 702DMA Essay Proposal1
MVP 831Doctoral Essay8
MVP 832Doctoral Recital3
Allied Music Courses
Musicology (Art Song Literature and Opera Literature or other MCY courses)6
MTC 717Analytical Techniques (or other MTC course)3
Performance Seminars2
MVP 738Advanced Vocal Pedagogy3
MED 790Teaching Music in College1
Cognate/Electives
Select 12 credit hours of Cognate/Electives12
Total Credit Hours60