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Woodwinds M.A., M.F.A., D.M.A.

Master of Arts in Woodwinds (M.A.)

Degree Requirements

Committees

Both the recital and final examination committees are selected by the student and the major teacher. The recital committee shall consist of 3 faculty members including the student's major professor and preferably one other woodwind professor. The final examination committee shall also consist of 3 faculty members including the student's major professor and at least one faculty member from that area.

Master of Fine Arts in Woodwinds 

Degree Requirements

Committees

The recital, thesis, and final examination committees are selected by the student and the major teacher. The recital committee shall consist of 3 faculty members; of which 2 members must be the student's major professor and one other woodwind professor. The final examination committee shall also consist of 3 faculty members including the student's major professor and at least one faculty member from that area.

Doctor of Musical Arts in Woodwinds (D.M.A.)

Degree Requirements

Specific Performance Requirements

  1. Qualifying Recital
    The qualifying recital is to be presented by the end of the second term of registration (excluding summer session). A qualifying recital (of different repertoire) may be repeated once at the discretion of the examining committee. The M.A. recital may serve as a qualifying recital with the prior approval of the instructor. As a qualifying event it receives no course credit. The recital committee shall consist of 5 faculty members including the student's major professor and at least two other woodwind professors. For the Qualifying Recital, it is recommended that the student request all 5 woodwind area professors, however only 3 from the area are required.

  2. Doctoral Recitals -- total of (3- 6 s.h.)
    The D.M.A. dissertation is the presentation of three acceptable full-length recitals, one of which may be a concerto performance with orchestra or other appropriate ensemble. Students have the option of requesting that the qualifying recital count as one of the three required recitals. The recital committee shall consist of 5 faculty members including the student's major professor and at least two other woodwind professors.

  3. Major ensemble participation for 4 semesters. Chamber music participation for at least 2 semesters.

Language Requirement or Secondary Area of Music

The D.M.A. student has a choice of satisfying a proficiency requirement in French or German (other languages must be approved by the woodwind area) OR completing coursework in a Secondary Area of music. See details for these requirements on the D.M.A. checklist.

Committees

The recital, comprehensive examination, and thesis/essay committees, are selected by the student and the major advisor and must consist of five faculty members. The recital committee must include at least three members from the woodwind faculty. The comprehensive examination committee shall consist of faculty members from the School of Music and must include the student's major professor. The thesis/essay committee shall consist of five members from the School of Music and must include the major professor.

D.M.A. Thesis or Essay (4-8 s.h.)

D.M.A. candidates must give evidence of their ability to make a scholarly investigation of limited scope by means of a written thesis or essay. The thesis/essay supervisor and topic are to be selected by the student and his/her advisor. A prospectus describing the project must by approved by the thesis committee. The "final" version of the thesis or essay must be in the hands of the committee members no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled oral defense.