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Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance (Voice)

What Our Program Offers You

What Our Students Learn/Skills you will acquire

The Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance (Vocal) curriculum emphasizes your artistic development in a specific performing medium at the highest professional level. Historical and theoretical knowledge support your growth and will include broad knowledge of repertoire, music literature and pedagogy. The program prepares you for a career in performance or teaching at the collegiate level or in a studio setting.

You will learn:

  • advanced musicianship in solo performance or conducting settings
  • to perform or conduct a variety of advanced level repertoire
  • to perform or conduct in a variety of settings 
  • advanced knowledge of music theory and music history 

What makes our program unique?

Our faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their professional experience. You will receive individual attention from our faculty and enjoy small teacher-to-student ratios.

Course Requirements

Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance 2011 – 2012 
Vocal

Performance Studies 
APVO 704 Applied Voice (4) 
APVO 704 Applied Voice (4) 
APVO 804 Applied Voice (4) 
APVO 804 Applied Voice (4) 
MUPP 697 Doctoral Performance Recital (4) 
MUPP 697 Doctoral Performance Recital (4) 
MUPP 698 Doctoral Lecture Recital (2) 
CONR 693 Lecture Recital Document (2)
MUPP 600 Comparative Vocal Teaching Methods (2) 
APRP 501 Applied Repertoire (1) 
APRP 501 Applied Repertoire (1) 
SECTION TOTAL 32

Theory 
MUPP 601 Pedagogy of Music Theory (2) 
MUPP 602 Pedagogy of Music Literature (2) 
Advanced Analysis (post tonal) (2) 
Counterpoint or Analysis (2) 
MUTC Theory Elective (2) 
SECTION TOTAL 10

Electives
SECTION TOTAL 5 

Research 
CONR 701 Advanced Research & Writing (3) 
SECTION TOTAL 3

Music Literature 
MULT Vocal Literature (1) 
MULT Vocal Literature (1) 
MULT Vocal Literature (1) 
MULT Vocal Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
Period Music Literature (1) 
SECTION TOTAL 10

Vocal Literature Electives Selected from the following: 
MULT 621 German Vocal Literature 
MULT 622 Italian/Spanish Vocal Literature 
MULT 623 French Vocal Literature 
MULT 624 British/American Vocal Literature

Period Courses – determined by testing

Master Total 30 
Doctoral Total 60

DEGREE TOTAL 90