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


The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Church Music with an Organ 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 - Organ 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  

Master Class in Organ (0 hours)

ORGN 702 for 4 semesters

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Studio Class in Organ (0 hours)

ORGN 720 for 4 semesters

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Bales Chorale (0 hours)

CHUR 622 for four semesters

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Doctoral Recitals (3 hours)

2 Organ and 1 Choral Conducting

CourseTermGradeProgram Date
ORGN 965   
ORGN 965   
COND 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. Area:

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    
    

Directed Performance (18 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN 961            
ORGN 961                          
ORGN 961                        
ORGN 961                      
ORGN 961                       
ORGN 961                       

Advanced MUSC and MTHC (12 hours)

At least one course from each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  
 3  

Advanced Organ (6 hours)

ORGN 800-807, 921

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   

Advanced Church Music (12 hours)

CHUR 801-810, 821-824, or 921

CourseHrsTermGrade
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   

Choral Conducting (6 hours)

COND 711, 712, or 811

CourseHrsTermGrade
COND               
COND                   
COND                          
COND    
COND    
COND    

DMA Document or Lecture Recital (4 hours)

Select either 970 or 972

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN4  

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

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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)