Student Learning Outcomes

Instrumental

  1. To present three superior level public solo recitals and a lecture recital that are artistically convincing, and historically and theoretically accurate.
  2. To understand and be able to communicate the historical and analytical components of music.
  3. To reflect on broader dimensions of their own musical experience.
  4. To be familiar with advanced research resources in music.

Keyboard

  1. To present three superior level public solo recitals and a lecture recital that are artistically convincing, and historically and theoretically accurate.
  2. To demonstrate an understanding of (and be able to communicate about) the historical and analytical components of music.
  3. To reflect on and apply the broader dimensions of their own musical experience.
  4. To demonstrate the ability to research an original topic and present their findings in written and oral forms. 

Voice

  1. To present three superior level public solo recitals and a lecture recital which are artistically mature, historically and theoretically informed, and stylistically and linguistically accurate.
  2. To understand and be able to communicate the historical and analytical components of music, not only in coursework but also in other situations relevant to the degree: lecture recitals, doctoral projects, dissertation, teaching (as a GTA or private teacher elsewhere).
  3. To reflect on and apply the broader dimensions of their own musical experiences.
  4. To demonstrate a familiarity and practical knowledge with advanced research resources in music.

Required Courses

CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (three required) 49
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory (three required) 9
CONSVTY 5593Introduction To Research And Bibliography In Music3
(APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 5601 1,24
Take the following course 3 times:12
Doctoral Recital 2,3
CONSVTY 5591 Advanced Pedagogy (instrument specific)2-3
CONSVTY 5697ADoctoral Lecture Recital4
Select four "research points" from the following: 54
Doctoral Recital
Research Problems
Dissertation Research
Total Credits47-48
1

A minimum of one semester of (APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 5601 is required before the first solo recital. Voice performance majors, with the approval of the Vocal Studies Division, may enroll in CONSVTY 5697 any semester to receive credit for a major UMKC opera role (one time only).

2

Concurrent enrollment in (APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 300 is required for each semester of enrollment in (APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 5601 and CONSVTY 5697.

3

Performance majors must enroll in (APPLIED INSTRUMENT) 5601; CONSVTY 5697; or CONSVTY 5697A, each semester of registration until the recital requirement has been fulfilled.

4

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

5

A minimum of one doctoral research project, exhibiting the highest level of independence, must be finished after comprehensive examinations are successfully completed.

Language Requirement

A proficiency in one foreign language is required. See this section of the catalog for options. DMA in Performance students majoring in orchestral instruments and guitar do not have a foreign language requirement.

Notes

Voice Majors

Must enroll in:

CONSVTY 5547Opera History3
Select one of the following:2
Advanced Vocal Literature: French Melodies
Advanced Vocal Literature: German Lieder
Advanced Vocal Literature: Nationalistic Art Songs
Advanced Vocal Literature: 20Th Century Amer & Engl Art Songs
Opera Literature
Total Credits5

 Voice majors must pass the diction proficiency test in French, German and Italian.

Instrumental Majors

All students whose major is an orchestral instrument must be enrolled in Conservatory Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble or Conservatory Orchestra for a minimum of two semesters.

A maximum of three semesters of an ensemble can be counted on any D.M.A. planned program of study.

Must include three major works of chamber music in the recital component of the degree as determined in consultation with students' applied professor. These works may be performed on one program, or spread among the three recitals.

Keyboard Majors

Piano majors must enroll for a total of two semesters (two credits) of chamber music and one semester of CONS 5569 (two credits). One of the three recitals (CONSVTY 5697) must include at least one major chamber work.