Degree Requirements

Doctor of Musical Arts: Wind Performance

For flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, and percussion

Program of Study (18 units)

  • WIND_PER 500-level Applied Winds/Percussion (6 units)
  • MUSIC 540 Doctoral Music Research (1 unit; offered in fall quarter)
  • MUSICOL 400 Graduate Review of History (1 unit, offered in winter quarter)
  • WIND_PER 580 Recital (0 units; 4 registrations required)
  • WIND_PER 595 Final Project Requirement (1 unit)
  • Electives in Music Studies, 300-level or above (4 units)
    1 unit from the Music Studies Elective must also fulfill the MUS THEORY coursework requirement. To cover the Music Theory coursework requirement, one of the following courses must be taken*:
    MUS_THRY 316 16th Century Counterpoint (fall)
    MUS_THRY 435 Theory of Melody (winter)
    MUS_THRY 355 Post Tonal Analysis (winter)
    MUS_THRY 318 18th Century Counterpoint (spring)
    MUS_THRY 435 Advanced Tonal Analysis/Analysis of 19th Century Music (spring)
  • Electives in Music, 300-level or above (5 units)

Recitals

Three full-length recitals comprising representative solo and/or chamber literature recitals are required. Learn more about DMA Recital Requirements

Qualifying Examination

Learn about DMA Qualifying Examinations

Final Project Requirement

Learn about DMA Final Project Requirements

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Questions?

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