Doctoral Program

The doctoral program consists of two separate divisions: classical and jazz arts.The possible majors within each division are listed below.Exact curriculum requirements can be found by clicking on any of the individual majors.Completion of the program requires a minimum of 60 credits in approved graduate courses. Students are expected to demonstrate strong academic capabilities in addition to a high level of achievement in performance or composition.Admission to the program is determined by audition and examinations in music history and theory. Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree (or the equivalent). For suggestions on how to prepare for these entrance exams please click here for a study guide.

The Artist Diploma is a one-year course of study designed for students whose performance level is of the highest international standards, significantly above the level required of DMA or Postgraduate Diploma students. Artist Diploma students must be full time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester). The Artist Diploma is available in the following main areas of concentration: Classical Piano, Voice, Organ, Guitar, Accompanying, and Orchestral Instruments.

You may also download the complete doctoral handbook, which gives further details about all aspects of the program.

Doctoral Programs

Classical Majors

Accompanying
Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Composition
Conducting (information coming soon; please
contact Admissions with any questions)

Flute
Horn
Guitar
Harp
Oboe
Organ
Percussion
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone (and Bass Trombone)
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice

Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program

Viola
Violin

Jazz Majors

Bass (acoustic or electric)
Composition
Drumset
Guitar
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Vibraphone
Violin
Voice

The doctor of musical arts program of study is designed for individuals who aspire to reach the pinnacle of musical expertise and excel in a performing career and/or teach at the college level.