DOCTOR of MUSICAL ARTS


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Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance: provides opportunities for students to develop their performance abilities while expanding their knowledge of music literature and vocal technique. This program in the Alabama School of the Arts is uniquely designed to prepare students for performance & teaching across multiple styles, including contemporary, musical theatre opera and others.

Program Benefits:

  • Develop and maintain efficient technique and compelling artistry.
  • Further essential stage skills and experience.
  • Opportunity to learn from professors with real-world experience and established records of successful teaching.
  • Gain practical experience for application of pedagogy.
  • Development of cross-styles both in performance and in teaching.
  • Concierge Model with your personal Success Coach to support your journey from application to graduation.
  • Your personal Success Coach will guide you through your specific major from enrollment, financial aid assistance, academic guidance, and help you adjust to returning to school.
  • Christian environment with an emphasis on Biblical worldview.
  • Performance opportunities in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Concert with Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts.
  • All-Steinway School.
  • No GRE Required.

Professional Opportunities:

  • Potential professional association with Mobile Opera, Mississippi Opera and other established companies.
  • Teaching Fellowship with International Performing Arts Institute
  • Professor at collegiate level
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours

MU 600

Doctoral Recital

1 hour

MU 601    

Analysis of Tonal Music                                  3 hour 
MU 602              Advanced Analysis                                        3 hour 

MU 606

Seminar in Lit and Style in Performance I  3 hour 

MU 607

Seminar in Lit and Style in Performance II 3 hour 
MU 610                 Graduate Music History                                 3 hour 
MU 611        Graduate Music History                                 3 hour 
MU 624         Advanced Vocal Pedagogy                             3 hour 
MUA 631          Graduate Applied Voice                                 2 hour
MUA 632            Graduate Applied Voice                                 2 hour
MUA 633           Graduate Applied Voice                                 2 hour
MUA 634         Graduate Applied Voice                                 2 hour

MUA 637

Graduate Vocal Coaching

1 hour
MUA 638               Graduate Vocal Coaching                               1 hour

MUA 639

Graduate Vocal Coaching

1 hour
MUA 640                       Graduate Vocal Coaching                              1 hour
MU 690                      Intro to Research in Music                           3 hour 
MUS 696                    Comprehensive Examination                        0
MU 697                     Oral Examination                                                 0

MUS 698               

Research not related to Dissertation            1-3 hours

MUS 699                

Document Research                                       1-6 hours
MINOR AREA COURSES:
Vocal Pedagogy:
MU 624 Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (Included in DMA Voice Core Curriculum)
MU 625  Comparative Vocal Pedagogy
MU 626  Historical Vocal Pedagogy
MU 627  Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy
Theater:
TH 530  Directing I
TH 502 Acting I
TH 503 Acting II
TH 510 Stage Movement/Combat
TH 521  Theatrical Makeup
TH 530 Production Procedures
TH 513 History of Musical Theatre
TH 505 Beginner Ballet
TH 506 Beginner Tap
TH 507 Beginner Jazz
TH 508 Advanced Ballet
TH 509  Advanced Jazz
TH 515 Auditioning in the Global Theatre Marketplace
Worship Leadership:
WL 554 History and Philosophy of Music and Worship
WL 515 Survey of Arts in Worship
WL 552 Relational Issues in Worship
WL 555 Practical Skills in Worship