Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance: Strings
The application deadline for most 2023-24 programs was December 1. See the Graduate Admissions page for specific degree application deadlines.
The DMA is designed for string players at the highest level of performing ability, augmented through interaction, mentorship and study with artist-faculty. The goal is to develop leaders in the performing arts with the potential for leadership roles and teaching careers at the highest level.
three recitals in lieu of a dissertation
SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.
Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.
SMTD provides funding for those admitted to the DMA equal to the full cost of tuition, health insurance, and a small stipend. As such, this is a highly competitive admissions and audition process. We encourage you to carefully curate your application and audition materials to present only your very best work.
In addition to the funding packages offered by the SMTD, Rackham students are also eligible to apply for a wide range of fellowships to fund research, travel, and performance.
At least one academic year of full-time residence is required.
From large ensembles in celebrated concert halls to chamber groups in intimate recital spaces, performance opportunities across all disciplines abound, with nearly 900 student performances each academic year. Whether your focus is on early, classical, or contemporary music, whether your passion is for jazz, electronic, or world music, there is an ensemble—or in many cases, multiple ensembles—to suit your interests.