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DMA and PhD Degrees

The following degree programs are administered through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and fall under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Doctoral students should refer to the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance (also known as the “blue book”) for degree requirements and policies.

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This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA Collaborative Piano Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Composition Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Conducting: Wind Ensemble Silent Advisor (2020-2021)
Silent Advisor – DMA in Conducting, Band:Wind Ensemble (2019-2020)

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Conducting: Choral Ensemble Silent Advisor (2020-2021)
Silent Advisor – DMA in Conducting, Choral-1 (2019-2020)

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Conducting: Orchestral Silent Advisor
Silent Advisor – DMA in Conducting, Orchestral (2020)

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

YEAR 1:
Fall Term 1 – Pre-Candidate (minimum 9 credit hours)
Music Performance 891 – Directed Performance (2-6 credit hours)
Musicology 503 – Music Bibliography (3 credit hours)
Pedagogy Requirement – Organ Literature 587 or 595 (3 credit hours)
Language Course or Exam (3-4 credit hours)

Winter Term 1 – Pre-Candidate (minimum 9 credit hours)
Music Performance 891 – Directed Performance (2-6 credit hours)
Musicology 500/600 level (3 credit hours)
Theory 500 level (3 credit hours)
Language Course or Exam (3-4 credit hours)

YEAR 2:
Fall Term 2 – Pre-Candidate (minimum 9 credit hours)
Music Performance 891 – Directed Performance (2-6 credit hours)
Music Performance 781 – Seminar in Performance Problems (2-4 credit hours)
Musicology 500/600 level (3 credit hours)
Theory 500 level (3 credit hours)
*Theory Prelim Examination

Winter Term 2 – Pre-candidate (minimum 9 credit hours)
Music Performance 891 – Directed Performance (2-6 credit hours)
Musicology 500 or 600 level (coursework alternative) (3 credit hours)
Musicology 500 or 600 level (coursework alternative) (3 credit hours)
*Performance Preliminary Examination
*Oral Preliminary Examination *Nominate Dissertation Committee

YEAR 3:
Fall Term 3 – Candidate (minimum 8 credit hours, up to 12 total credit hours)
Music Performance 995 (8 credit hours)
Optional course(s) (1-4 credit hours)
Dissertation Recital #1
Dissertation Recital #2

Winter Term 3 – Candidate (minimum 8 credit hours, up to 12 total credit hours)
Music Performance 995 (8 credit hours)
Optional course(s) (1-4 credit hours)
Dissertation Recital #3
*Final Defense – Complete Final Oral Examination and Dissertation Document

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Organ Performance Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Piano Performance Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Sacred Music

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in String Performance Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Voice Performance Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Winds and Percussion Silent Advisor

This term layout and silent advisor is provided as a guideline only. The sequence of elections and credits may vary based on individual circumstances. For more specific information, see the Handbook for Rackham Students in Music, Theatre & Dance.

DMA in Piano Pedagogy and Performance