D.M.A. Secondary Area Option form
The Secondary Area of Music option of the D.M.A. program is an opportunity for students to individualize their course of study according to their strengths, personal interests, and career aspirations. The Secondary Area will enhance their viability in the job market and broaden the student’s professional profile and competence.
The student, their major advisor, and the professor from the secondary area will define this individualized component of the D.M.A. course of study by the end of the first year of study. This contract, listing the required coursework or other specific outcomes, will be filed with the student’s record in the Academic Office. The required coursework will include a minimum of six semester hours. These hours may not include any courses required to fulfill other degree requirements. The student’s Comprehensive Examination committee will include the secondary area advisor, who will provide questions pertaining to the secondary area.
Possible secondary areas include conducting, music education, jazz studies, music theory, music history, chamber music, audio recording, or a secondary applied area. Secondary areas may not be specialized areas of the primary performance/pedagogy or conducting area.