Conducting, D.M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D707

Program Requirements

Concentrations
  • Choral Conducting (R113)
  • Church Music (R114)
  • Orchestral Conducting (R476)
  • Wind Conducting (R676)

TOOLS OF RESEARCH

The following are required for the D.M.A., but as research tools, they are not included in the 90 total hours applied to the degree.

  • MUS 5112 Bibliography and Research in Music, or equivalent
  • Foreign language study, as advised and if essential for research for document
Coursework Requirements
Master's degree or equivalent32
Core Coursework
Music Theory (excluding MUTH 5812, MUTH 5822, and Music Technology courses)8
Enrollment is three semesters, as advised, of the following courses:6
Graduate Recital-Doctor Of Musical Arts Degree
Graduate Lecture/Chamber Recital--Doctor Of Musical Arts Degree
Area of Concentration38
Choose one of the following areas of concentration:
Written Document
MUS 6880Doctor of Musical arts Project (No more than the required 6 hours may be applied to the degree)6
Total Credit Hours90

Notes:

  • The DMA program requires satisfactory completion of ninety (90) credit hours of approved coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree. In most instances, the first thirty-two (32) of these hours come from the Master’s degree.
  • All DMA programs, except Composition, require three major public performances (recitals, lecture/recitals, workshops, etc. as required by the specific program) and defense of a written document.
  • The DMA Composition requires 2 major public performances and a written document.
  • Each student is required to be “in residence” (i.e.: enrolled as a full-time student) for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters (i.e.: Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall).
  • Each student is expected to complete all required coursework and at least one major public performance (or more, depending upon the degree program) within four (4) years of taking any coursework beyond the thirty-two (32) hours of the Master’s degree. At that time, the student must pass the General Examination.
  • Assuming satisfactory completion of the General Examination within the allowed timeframe, the student will have five (5) years from that semester to complete the degree, including any remaining major public performances and successfully proposing, completing, defending, and depositing two (2) copies of the written document in the library and submitting an electronic copy of the document to the Graduate College.

CHORAL CONDUCTING (R113) 

Choral Conducting Concentration
MUTE 6252Choral Conducting (No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree)8
MUTE 6152Choral Score Studies (No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree)8
Musicology/Music Literature 19
Electives - as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor13

CHURCH MUSIC (R114) 

Church Music Concentration
MUTE 6252Choral Conducting (No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree)8
MUTE 6152Choral Score Studies (No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree)8
Musicology 16
MUTE 5423History and Fundamentals of Pipe Organ Construction and Design (Required if not taken during the master's degree)0-3
MULI 5483Hymnody (Required if not taken during the master's degree)0-3
MUTE 5413Church Music Practicum (Required if not taken during the master's degree)0-3
One semester of choral ensemble, as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor1
University Chorale
Singing Sooners
Electives - to be chosen from the following, as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor:6-15
Doctoral Secondary Composition
Doctoral Secondary Voice
Doctoral Secondary Organ
Advanced Readings in Religious Studies

ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING (R476) 

Orchestral Conducting Concentration
MUTE 6262Instrumental Conducting (Enroll in the section taught by the Director of Orchestral Activities or their designate. No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree.)8
MUTE 6162Instrumental Score Studies (Enroll in the section taught by the Director of Orchestral Activities or their designate. No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree.)8
Musicology/Music Literature 19
Electives - as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor13

WIND CONDUCTING (R676) 

Wind Conducting Concentration
MUTE 6262Instrumental Conducting (Enroll in the section taught by the Director of Bands or their designate. No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree.)8
MUTE 6162Instrumental Score Studies (Enroll in the section taught by the Director of Bands or their designate. No more than the required 8 hours may be applied to the degree.)8
Musicology/Music Literature 19
Electives - as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor13

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin