Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Organ Performance


The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Organ Performance requires 60 credit hours of graduate-level coursework distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your doctoral advisory 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): Organ Performance Program Guide

Prerequisites

Must be cleared in accordance with school and area policies or completion of the Master of Music (MM) degree within two years

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 / Courses

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Advanced MUSC and MTHC (12 hours)

At least one course from each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  
 3  

Written Qualifying Exams

Must be completed prior to scheduling the Oral Comprehensive Exam

ExamDateResult
Music History  
Music Theory  
Major Field  

Doctoral Recitals (3 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN 965   
ORGN 965   
ORGN 965   

Optional Cognate (12 hours)

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

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    
    

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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Directed Performance (18 hours)

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

Advanced Organ (12 hours)

ORGN 800-807, 921

CourseHrsTermGrade
ORGN                     
ORGN                        
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   
ORGN   

Advanced Church Music (6 hours)

CHUR 801-810, 821-824, or 962

CourseHrsTermGrade
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   
CHUR   

Electives (2 hours)

Any graduate-level courses (500 level or above)

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    

Master Class in Organ (0 credits)

ORGN 702; 4 semesters

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Studio Class in Organ (0 credits)

ORGN 720; 4 semesters

TermGradeTermGrade
    
    

Bales Chorale (0 credits)

CHUR 622; minimum of 2 semesters

TermGradeTermGrade
    

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  

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)