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Percussion M.A., D.M.A.

Master of Arts in Percussion

Degree Requirements
Final Examination

The final examination committee is selected by the percussion professor and the student. The percussion professor and faculty members from both the theory and musicology areas complete this three-member committee.

Doctor of Musical Arts

Degree Requirements
Specific Performance Requirements
  1. MUS:7899 D.M.A. Qualifying Recital (0 s.h.)
    This recital is to be presented by the end of the second semester of registration (excluding summer session). In the event a qualifying recital is unacceptable, one additional recital with different repertoire may be given at the discretion of the examining committee. A UI master's recital may serve as a qualifying recital with the prior approval of the area; a full doctoral recital committee of five members must hear the recital.
  2. D.M.A. Recitals -- 6 s.h.
    The D.M.A. recital committee is selected by the percussion professor and the student. The percussion professor and other School of Music faculty members from the applied, conducting and theory/musicology areas complete this five- member committee. Students have the option of requesting that the qualifying recital count as one of the three required D.M.A. recitals. A maximum of one non-pass recital is allowed. One work on each program (including the qualifying recital) is to be presented by the student without assistance from the instructor.
Language Requirement or Secondary Area of Music

The D.M.A. student has a choice of satisfying a language proficiency requirement OR completing coursework in a secondary area of music. See details for these requirements on the D.M.A. checklist.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination committee is selected by the percussion professor and the student. The percussion professor and other School of Music faculty members from the applied, conducting and theory/musicology areas complete this five-member committee.

Doctoral Essay

The doctoral essay committee is also selected by the percussion professor and the student. The committee consists of the percussion professor and three other faculty members from the School of Music plus one non-music faculty member.