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

Master of Arts in Woodwinds (M.A.)

Specific Admission Requirements
  1. An audition in person on the campus is preferred. If a live audition is not feasible, a high quality cassette recording representative of current performing abilities may be submitted.
  2. The audition or taped performance should be at least thirty minutes in length and should include solos with accompaniment and other material (etudes, orchestral excerpts, etc.) to demonstrate the applicant's ability and musicianship. The audition repertoire should include contrasting styles.
  3. The applicant is urged to complete the application procedure at an early date.

Specific instruments may have different requirements for auditions. Please see the studio page for your specific instrument for any further details on audition requirements.

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

Specific Admission Requirements

Completing the application by the deadline will enhance the possibilities of being admitted for the following fall semester; later applications will be considered if openings remain. Although an audition on campus is recommended, a recording, representative of current performing abilities, may be submitted. The audition should include representative works from the advanced solo literature.

Specific instruments may have different requirements for auditions. Please see the studio page for your specific instrument for any further details on audition requirements.

The D.M.A. degree in performance and pedagogy requires a minimum of 72 post-baccalaureate semester hours. Full-time residency is required for two semesters (minimum of 9 s.h. coursework), or if the student holds a Teaching Assistantship of 25%-time or more, the residency requirement may be fulfilled with three semesters of 6 s.h. coursework.

Specific admission requirements are:

  1. Minimum grade point average: 3.0
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. A current resumé, including programs of recitals given, repertoire studied, and a listing of present and former woodwind teachers
  4. Application and audition
    Application for admission to this degree will not be processed until an approved audition has been completed. Acceptance to the performance degree program in the woodwind area is dependent upon acceptance by the major professor and the approval of the Associate Director of Graduate Studies. Completing the application by the application deadline will enhance the possibility of being admitted the following fall semester; later applications will be considered if openings remain.

Students pursuing a performance M.A. degree at the University of Iowa may use the Master's recital as the D.M.A. audition, provided the audition committee is notified of this intent prior to the recital.

Questions?

For more information on The University of Iowa woodwind area, please contact Nicole Esposito at 319-335-1676 or nicole-esposito@uiowa.edu.

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