Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • To conduct public concerts or recitals that demonstrate a superior level of artistry and technique.
  • To understand and be able to communicate the historical and analytical components of music.
  • To reflect on broader dimensions of their own musical experience.
  • To be familiar with advanced research resources in music.
  • To demonstrate a strong command of repertory.

Choral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (three courses required) 19
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory (three courses required)9
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Take the following course 6 times:12
Advanced Choral Conducting - Technique
Advanced Choral Conducting - Style
Advanced Choral Conducting-Rehearsal Techniques
Take the following course 4 times:8
Seminar In Choral Literature
CONSVTY 5697BDoctoral Conducting Performance 26
Select four "research points" from the following:4
Doctoral Recital
Research Problems
Dissertation Research 3
Total Credits: 51 (minimum)

Language Requirement

A proficiency in one foreign language is required. See this section of the catalog for options.

Orchestral Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (three courses required) 29
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory (three courses required)9
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
Take 3 semesters of either of the following courses:6
Advanced Instrumental Conducting
Advanced Instrumental Conducting - Orchestra
Take the following course 3 times:6
Seminar In Orchestral Literature
CONSVTY 5582AAdvanced Choral Conducting - Technique2
or CONSVTY 5582B Advanced Choral Conducting - Style
or CONSVTY 5582C Advanced Choral Conducting-Rehearsal Techniques
Applied Music (APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 5500A 13
CONSVTY 5697BDoctoral Conducting Performance 38
Select four " research points" from the following: 44
Doctoral Recital
Research Problems
Dissertation Research
Total Credits: 50 (minimum)

Language Requirement

A proficiency in one foreign language is required. See this section of the catalog for options.

Wind Interest Area

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (three required) 19
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory (three required)9
CONSVTY 5576Professional Aspects Of College Teaching2
Take six semesters of the following course (12 credits total):
CONSVTY 5586BSeminar In Wind/Band Literature2
Take four semesters of the following course (8 credits total):
CONSVTY 5583CAdvanced Instrumental Conducting - Band2
Take two semesters of the following course (4 credits total):
CONSVTY 5697BDoctoral Conducting Performance 22
Select four "research points" from the following (4 credits total): 3
Doctoral Recital
Research Problems
Dissertation Research
Electives (selected in consultation with conducting faculty)3
Total Credits: 54 (minimum)

Language Requirement

There is no language requirement for the DMA in Conducting, Wind Interest Area.