Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Choral Conducting


The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Choral Conducting requires 60 credit hours of graduate-level coursework distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your doctoral committee.

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A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes. To track progress, please download the degree progress check-sheet (.pdf).

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA): Choral Conducting Program Guide

Prerequisites

Must be cleared in accordance with school and area policies

Music History

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 Medieval : Exam / MUSC 474
 Renaissance : Exam / MUSC 475
 Baroque : Exam / MUSC 476
 Classical : Exam / MUSC 477
 Romantic : Exam / MUSC 478
 20th Century : Exam / MUSC 479

Music Theory

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 Harmony : Exam / MTHC 400
 Aural Skills : Exam / MTHC 402
 Form : Exam / MTHC 404
 20th Century : Exam / MTHC 406

Master of Music Degree

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Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Seminar in Conducting (6 hours)

COND 921-941

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND    
COND    

Doctoral Recitals (3 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND 965   
COND 965   
COND 965   

Written Qualifying Exams

Must be completed prior to scheduling the Oral Comprehensive Exam

ExamDateResult
Must be completed prior to scheduling the Oral Comprehensive Exam
ExamDateResult
Music History  
Music Theory  
Major Field  

PrereOptional Cognate (12 hours)quisites

Credits may count towards MUSC/MTHC or Elective requirements. Area:

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    
    

Directed Performance (12 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND 961        
COND 961                          
COND 961                          
COND 961             

Advanced MUSC and MTHC (12 hours)

At least one course from each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  
 3  

Advanced Choral Conducting (12 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
CHOR 8201  
COND 8223  
COND 8233  
COND 8243  
COND 8253  

Electives (6 hours)

Any graduate-level course (500 or above)

CourseHrsTermGrade
                     
                     
                       
    
    

Ensembles

Minimum of two semesters

TermGradeTermGrade
    
    

DMA Document or Lecture Recital (4 hours)

Select either 970 or 972

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND4  

University-Level Exams

Exam Authorization forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the exam date

ExamDateResult
Oral Comps Exam  
Final Oral Exam  

Transfer or Master's Reduction Credit(s)

Up to 6 credits of MTHC/MUSC courses may be counted as a reduction in the credit hours required for the DMA. Additional transfer credits may count towards electives.

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Graduation Requirements

 Requirement
 60 Total Graduate Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative Graduate GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay
 Complete Exam Authorization Form (.pdf) (at least two weeks prior to exam date)
 Submit thesis to ProQuest/KU Scholar Works for publication
 Complete the Doctoral Completion Survey and send Certificate of Completion to musicgrad@ku.edu
 Submit ETD release form
 Send signed Title & Acceptance pages to musicgrad@ku.edu
 Verify all recital programs are on file at musicgrad@ku.edu

Graduate Advisory Committee

Minimum of 3 faculty members for master's committee

Graduate Advisory Committee
 Chair 
 COND
 MUSC / MTHC
 Music
 Grad Studies Rep.
 Other (optional)