Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance

chad louwerse"The course work has been interesting and challenging and the faculty members I’ve taken courses with have been knowledgeable and fun to work with. They create a really positive learning environment."  Chad Louwerse, DMA (2020)

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Program Requirements

The Doctor of Musical Arts is a doctoral degree in music performance with areas of concentration in voice, piano (solo and collaborative), violin, viola, cello, clarinet, trumpet, choral conducting, and percussion.

 

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DMA Research Paper
(30-50 pages)
5 half courses in support of performance
(completed by end of Year 2, Term 5)
Research Paper Proposal
(3-5 pages)
3 half course non-performance
(completed by end of Year 3, Term 8)
Performance Event 1 Performance Event 2 Performance Event 3 Performance Event 4

DMA Timeline – Stream 2 (Thesis-Based)

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DMA Monograph
(80-120 pages)
5 half courses in support of performance
(completed by end of Year 2, Term 5)
Monograph Proposal
(10-15 pages)
3 half course non-performance
(completed by end of Year 3, Term 8)
Performance Event 1 Performance Event 2 Performance Event 3 Oral Examination

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