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)
1

All doctoral students are required to complete three graduate music history courses. One must be a period course (CONSVTY 5555- CONSVTY 5559B), one must be a seminar course, and the remaining course may be either. Any substitutions must be approved by the music history faculty.

2

Conducting recitals may be done with the approval of the major faculty advisor at any time after successful completion of the Graduate Approval of Major. Two public performances with supporting documents are required for the degree.

3

A minimum of one doctoral research project, exhibiting the highest level of independence, must be finished after comprehensive examinations are successfully completed. Two rehearsal/lecture demonstrations must be completed. Participation in at least one major ensemble, as advised by the conducting faculty, during each term of enrollment as a full-time student is required.

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)
1

Each Doctor of Musical Arts Conducting student in the Orchestral and Wind interest areas must audition for placement with the applied faculty on their primary instrument prior to their first semester of enrollment as a full-time, degree-seeking student. Applicants who are placed at the 5601 level on their applied instrument will not be required to complete additional studies on that instrument. If the applicant qualifies for applied music at the 5500A level, a minimum of two credit hours of 5500A is required. If the applicant does not qualify for applied music at the 5500A level, then the student must enroll in applied music until completion of the 5500A level or until graduation. Orchestral conducting majors are required to enroll in at least two additional semesters of applied study (or a minimum of three credits of applied music), as advised by their major professor.

2

All doctoral students are required to complete three graduate music history courses. One must be a period course (CONSVTY 5555 - CONSVTY 5559B), one must be a seminar course, and the remaining course may be either. Any substitutions must be approved by the music history faculty.

3

Conducting recitals may be done with the approval of the major faculty advisor at any time after successful completion of the Graduate Approval of Major. Two public performances with supporting documents are required for the degree.

4

A minimum of one doctoral research project, exhibiting the highest level of independence, must be finished after comprehensive examinations are successfully completed. Two rehearsal/lecture demonstrations must be completed. Participation in at least one major ensemble, as advised by the conducting faculty, during each term of enrollment as a full-time student is required.

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)
1

All doctoral students are required to complete three graduate music history courses. One must be a period course (CONSVTY 5555 - CONSVTY 5559B), one must be a seminar course, and the remaining course may be either. Any substitutions must be approved by the music history faculty. CONSVTY 5559 A/B, Music from 1900-1945 and Music from 1945-Present strongly encouraged.

2

Conducting recitals may be done with the approval of the major faculty advisor at any time after successful completion of the Graduate Approval of Major. Two public performances with supporting documents are required for the degree.

3

A minimum of one doctoral research project, exhibiting the highest level of independence, must be finished after comprehensive examinations are successfully completed. Two rehearsal/lecture demonstrations must be completed. Participation in at least one major ensemble, as advised by the conducting faculty, during each term of enrollment as a full-time student is required.

Language Requirement

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