DOCTOR of MUSICAL ARTS
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.
- 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.
- 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 Name||Credit Hours|
|MU 601||Analysis of Tonal Music||3 Credits|
|MU 602||Advanced Analysis||3 credits|
|MU 606||Seminar Lit and Style in Performance I||3 credits|
|MU 607||Seminar Lit and Style in Performance II||3 credits|
|MU 610||Music History Seminar I||3 credits|
|MU 611||Music History Seminar II||3 credits|
|MU 624||Advanced Vocal Pedagogy||3 credits|
|MU 690||Research Methods||3 credits|
|MU 696||Comprehensive Examination||0 credits|
|MU 699||Document Research||1-6 credits|
|MUA 601||Doctoral Recital I||1 credits|
|MUA 601||Doctoral Recital II||1 credits|
|MUA 631||Graduate Applied Voice||2 credits|
|MUA 632||Graduate Applied Voice||2 credits|
|MUA 633||Graduate Applied Voice||2 credits|
|MUA 634||Graduate Applied Voice||2 credits|
|MUA 637||Graduate Vocal Coaching||1 credits|
|MUA 638||Graduate Vocal Coaching||1 credits|
|MUA 639||Graduate Vocal Coaching||1 credits|
|MUA 640||Graduate Vocal Coaching||1 credits|
|COGNATE AREA COURSES:|
|*Three hours of electives must be earned at the DMA in addition to the four pedagogy courses offered in order for the candidate to earn sufficient credit hours for graduation.|
|MU 624||Advanced Vocal PedagogyÂ (Included in DMA Voice Core Curriculum)|
|MU 625||Comparative Vocal Pedagogy|
|MU 626||Historical Vocal Pedagogy|
|MU 627||Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy|
|TH 502||Acting I||3 credits|
|TH 503||Acting II||3 credits|
|TH 505||Beginning Ballet||1 credit|
|TH 506||Beginning Tap||1 credit|
|TH 507||Beginning Jazz||1 credit|
|TH 508||Advanced Ballet||1 credit|
|TH 509||Advanced Jazz||1 credit|
|TH 510||Stage Movement/Combat||3 credits|
|TH 511||Advanced Tap||1 credit|
|TH 513||History of Musical Theatre||3 credits|
|TH 515||Auditioning in the Global Marketplace||3 credits|
|TH 521||Theatrical Makeup||3 credits|
|TH 530||Directing I||3 credits|
|WL 554||History and Philosophy of Music and Worship|
|WL 515||Practical Technologies for Today’s Worship Leader|
|WL 552||Relational Issues in Worship|
|WL 555||Practical Skills in Worship|