Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Voice Performance


The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Voice Performance requires 61 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your doctoral advisory committee. 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).

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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): Voice Performance 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

Languages

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 French
 German
 Italian

Diction

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 English
 French
 German
 Italian

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Doctoral Recitals (3 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
VOIC 965   
VOIC 965      
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. Area:

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    
    

Directed Performance (18 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
VOIC 961   
VOIC 961                      
VOIC 961                   
VOIC 961        
VOIC 961         
VOIC 961         

Advanced MUSC and MTHC (12 hours)

At least one course from each area

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC3  
MTHC3  
 3  
 3  

Seminar in Voice (9 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
VOIC 9213  
VOIC 9213  
VOIC 9213  

Electives (12 hours)

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DMA Document or Lecture Recital (4 hours)

Select either 970 or 972

CourseHrsTermGrade
                    4  

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 / DMA Document Defense  

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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 61 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 (B&P)
 VOIC
 MUSC / MTHC
 Music
 Grad Studies Rep.
 Other (optional)