DOCTOR of MUSICAL ARTS


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Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies
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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 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:
Vocal Pedagogy:
*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 Pedagogy (Included in DMA Voice Core Curriculum)
MU 625 Comparative Vocal Pedagogy
MU 626 Historical Vocal Pedagogy
MU 627 Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy
Theatre:
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
Worship Leadership:
WL 554 History and Philosophy of Music and Worship
WL 515 Practical Technologies for Todays Worship Leader
WL 552 Relational Issues in Worship
WL 555 Practical Skills in Worship