Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Church Music - Choral Emphasis


The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Church Music with a Choral Emphasis requires 64 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): Church Music - Choral Emphasis 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

Language

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 Exam / Course: 

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Bales Chorale (0 hours)

CHUR 622 for four semesters

TermGradeTermGrade
    
    

Advanced Church Music (12 hours)

CHUR 801-810, 821-824, or 921

CourseHrsTermGrade
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   

Doctoral Recitals (3 hours)

2 Choral Conducting and 1 Organ or Voice

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND 965   
COND 965   
ORGN/VOIC 965   

Written Qualifying Exams

Must be completed prior to scheduling the Oral Comprehensive Exam

ExamDateResult
Music History  
Music Theory  
Major Field  

Optional Cognate (12 hours)

Credits may count towards MUSC/MTHC or Elective requirements.

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    
    

Advanced Conducting (16 hours)

COND 711, 712, 811, or 961 (12 hrs) COND 745 or 845 (4 hrs)

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND               
COND                                 
COND                                 
COND                      
COND                      
COND                     

Advanced MUSC and MTHC (12 hours)

At least one course from each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  
 3  

Secondary Applied Area (12 hours)

ORGN 800-807, 921 or VOIC 704-707, 770, 808, 921 (6 hrs) and ORGN 811 or VOIC 811 (6 hrs)

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN/VOIC 811   
ORGN/VOIC 811   
    
    
    
    
    

Electives (5 hours)

Any graduate-level course

Students must enroll in a minimum of 2 semesters of choral ensembles.

CourseHrsTermGrade
                     
                     
                       

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.

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    

Graduation Requirements

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 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

NamePosition
 Chair 
 ORGN/CHUR
 MUSC / MTHC
 Music
 Grad Studies Rep.
 Other (optional)