Doctor of Musical Arts in Church Music Doctor of Philosophy in Church Music

The purpose of the Doctor of Musical Arts in Church Music and the Doctor of Philosophy in Church Music degrees is to provide intensive study in the student’s major field of research or performance augmented by integrative study of church music with theoretical and historical subjects. The Ph.D. degree emphasizes original research and rigorous scholarship in an academic subject area; the D.M.A. degree emphasizes the advanced development of both musical artistry and scholarly achievement in an applied area of specialization.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

A prerequisite for either doctoral degree is a master’s degree from an accredited college, university, or seminary whose requirements approximate those of the Master of Music degree at Southwestern Seminary, and a minimum grade point average of 3.30. For the concentration in worship, a master of arts in worship is acceptable if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree in music.

Doctoral applicants in conducting and music ministry are encouraged to have had practical or professional experience in their field after master’s-level work and before formally beginning the doctoral degree.

Application

Prospective doctoral students who have never attended Southwestern Seminary or who have not been enrolled in at least three years will submit a general seminary application to the Office of Admissions. In addition, students pursuing a doctoral degree will submit a doctoral application through the office of the Associate Dean, Academic Division.

For entrance in a fall semester the application should ideally be received by April 1 and for entrance in a spring semester by November 1. All required supporting documents (e.g., test scores, letters of recommendation), which will be reviewed by the Advanced Studies Committee, must be received before an applicant can be formally admitted to the program.

Once the Advanced Studies Committee has accepted a student into the School of Church Music, the Director of Admissions will confirm admission to Southwestern Seminary.

GRE

An application must include a report within the last five years of the Graduate Record Examinations General Test. While there are no minimum scores for the GRE, there is an expectation of a combined score of 300 for the 2011 revision of the exam. Information about the GRE may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org/gre).

English Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and achieve a minimum score of 100. Applicants not achieving the minimum score but who have earned a degree in an accredited English-language program in a North American institution may request a waiver with supporting documentation, including an official TOEFL score. Applicants who have completed an M.M. degree at Southwestern Seminary are exempt from the TOEFL requirement. In all cases, if English deficiencies are discovered in the course of study, proficiency courses may be required.

Interview

An applicant for a doctoral degree must be interviewed by the Advanced Studies Committee before final approval for admission can be granted. Ideally, the interview should be held on campus, but interviews via conference call are permissible.

Concentrations

The prospective doctoral student will indicate an intended concentration. The following concentrations are available on the D.M.A.:

 
  • Composition
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Voice Pedagogy
 
  • Conducting
  • Piano Performance
  • Voice Performance
 
  • Organ Performance
   
The following concentrations are available on the Ph.D.:
 
  • Music Ministry
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  Worship    

Auditions / Evidence of Scholarship

Applicants for the D.M.A. degree will perform an audition before the faculty of the proposed department of concentration. This audition may be performed at the time the applicant is on campus for the interview or during orientation. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree will submit evidence of their research and writing.

The D.M.A. student who expects to concentrate in piano or organ will be required to play a thirty- to forty-minute entrance audition. The repertoire should represent a contrast of styles and should reflect a level of achievement equivalent to a master’s degree recital.

The D.M.A. student who expects to concentrate in voice should arrive on campus in time to confer with an accompanist before the audition. The audition material will consist of six songs from memory: four art songs (one each in German, Italian, French, and English), one opera aria in its original language, and one oratorio aria in English. The selections should represent the major periods of music history, including the modern era. If approval is granted, a thirty-minute jury performance at the end of the first semester will qualify the student for continuation in the voice concentration on the D.M.A. degree.

The D.M.A. student who expects to concentrate in conducting will be required to perform a live audition, conducting fifteen minutes of three major works of varying repertoire. In addition, an interview will explore the student’s background, educational goals, and musical and pedagogical knowledge of conducting. Prior to the audition, the student should submit the following materials: cover letter describing the student’s intention for audition and study, résumé, and DVDs from ideally three performances they have conducted. The student may be required to give an entrance recital within the first fifteen hours of course work if the master’s degree did not include a master’s-level recital.

The D.M.A. student who expects to concentrate in composition will submit a list of compositions completed and a representative group of scores and recordings to be evaluated by the composition department.  In addition, the student will be interviewed by the composition department.

Each applicant for the Ph.D. will be required to submit a research document either previously prepared or prepared especially for the Ph.D. application. This document should reflect the applicant’s highest level of scholarship.

Continuation in the Program

The Advanced Studies Committee and the faculty of the School of Church Music reserve the right to decline to admit, or to continue as a student, any person who fails to meet established qualifications. The total record of a student is subject to review each semester of enrollment.

The Advanced Studies Committee of the School of Church Music publishes a Manual for Doctoral Studies in Music that provides detailed information about the D.M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Doctoral students are required to follow the most recent edition of the manual.

Continued Enrollment

Doctoral students must enroll in the fall and spring semesters each year and pay enrollment fees from the time they begin their program until they graduate or withdraw from the program. Doctoral students who are not enrolled in regular coursework, Doctoral Research and Writing, or doctoral examinations must enroll in MUDOC 8100 Doctoral Continued Enrollment.

Time Limit

The D.M.A. or Ph.D. degree must be completed within a period of seven years from the time of admission. Extensions may be granted to students who are serving in an international mission field.

Grades

Doctoral students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.30.

Language Requirements

All doctoral students must show satisfactory ability to translate German and any other language that might be required by the field of the dissertation. Courses are available to prepare the student for the doctoral German reading examination. Students who have not passed the German reading examination by the time they have completed eighteen hours of doctoral seminars may enroll only for Doctoral Continued Enrollment (MUDOC 8100) until the German language requirement has been satisfied. The German reading examination may be taken any number of times that the committee deems reasonable.

Ph.D. students are required to pass a reading examination in a second foreign language. In most cases, this will be French, but may, by approval of the Advanced Studies Committee, be another language more appropriate to the student’s area of dissertation research. This second language exam must be passed before the Advanced Studies Committee approves the dissertation prospectus.

D.M.A. students in conducting must pass an IPA proficiency examination in English, French, German, Italian, and Latin before taking doctoral qualifying examinations.

Residence Requirements

Two consecutive semesters in which the student satisfactorily completes a specified number of hours of graduate coursework will satisfy the residence requirements of the institution. For academic concentrations, this is 18 hours; for performance concentrations, it is 16 hours.

As part of a three-year educational experiment approved by the Association of Theological Schools, students in the Worship concentration may participate as a residential student or online through live video web conferencing.

Approval for Graduation

The Advanced Studies Committee and the general faculty each reserve the right and authority to refuse to approve a candidate for graduation for reasons the committee or the general faculty, in the sole discretion of each, deems valid, even though the candidate has met the other requirements for the degree.

Doctor of Philosophy in Church Music

Music Ministry Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
Special Research in Worship Studies MUMIN 7613 3
Doctoral Dissertation in Church Music MUMIN 8016 6
     
Select six seminars from the following categories (at least one from each category): 18
Worship History  
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513  
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523  
Theology and Worship    
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533  
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543  
Worship Philosophy    
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553  
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563  
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573  
Congregational Song    
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583  
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593  
  Total 33
 
Music History and/or Music Theory   6
Select two seminars:
Music History    
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
Music Theory    
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis  MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
 
Electives   1-3
The selection of electives will be made in consultation with the advisor, based on the student's background and interests.  Applied study must be with the approval of the department of instruction, after an audition.
 
This requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:
  • Two semesters of Southwestern Master Chorale (1 hour)
  • Two semesters of an auditioned ensemble (1 hour)
  • One semester of 7000-level applied study or applied seminar (voice, piano, organ, or instrument) (2 hours)
  • One 7000-level conducting seminar (3 hours)
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Second Language Reading Examination (as required for research and dissertation) MUDOC 8070 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 44 - 46

Music Theory Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Theory
Doctoral Dissertation in Music Theory MUTHY 8016 6
 
Select six from the following: Select six:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
Special Research in Music Theory MUTHY 7483 3
Aesthetic and Theoretical Issues Since 1950 COMPN 7523 3
  Total 24
 
Second Academic Area (Music Ministry or Music History)   9
Third Academic Area (Music Ministry or Music History)   6
The second and third academic areas will be selected in consultation with the advisor, based on the student's background and interests. Three seminars will be chosen from either music ministry or music history for the second academic area; two seminars will be chosen from the other discipline for the third academic area. Select a total of five seminars from the following:
 
Music Ministry    
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
 
Music History    
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
 
Electives   1-3
The selection of electives will be made in consultation with the advisor, based on the student's background and interests.  Applied study must be with the approval of the department of instruction, after an audition.
 
This requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:
  • Two semesters of Southwestern Master Chorale (1 hour)
  • Two semesters of an auditioned ensemble (1 hour)
  • One semester of 7000-level applied study or applied seminar (voice, piano, organ, or instrument) (2 hours)
  • One 7000-level conducting seminar (3 hours)
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Second Language Reading Examination (as required for research and dissertation) MUDOC 8070 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 44 - 46

Musicology Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music History    
The Craft of Scholarly Writing MUHST 7103 3
Current Methods in Musicology MUHST 7163 3
Doctoral Dissertation in Musicology MUHST 8016 6
 
Select five from the following: Select five:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 27
Second Academic Area (Music Ministry or Music Theory)   9
Third Academic Area (Music Ministry or Music Theory)   6
The second and third academic areas will be selected in consultation with the advisor, based on the student's background and interests. Three seminars will be chosen from either music ministry or music theory for the second academic area; two seminars will be chosen from the other discipline for the third academic area. Select a total of five seminars from the following:
 
Music Ministry    
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
 
Music Theory    
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Second Language Reading Examination (as required for research and dissertation) MUDOC 8070 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 46

Worship Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Worship     
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Special Research in Worship Studies MUMIN 7613 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
Doctoral Dissertation in Worship MUMIN 8016 6
     
Select seven seminars from the following categories (at least one from each category): 21
Worship History    
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513  
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523  
Theology and Worship    
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533  
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543  
Worship Philosophy    
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553  
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563  
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573  
Congregational Song    
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583  
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593  
  Total 36
 
Electives   6
Select six hours from another school at Southwestern Seminary.   
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Second Language Reading Examination (as required for research and dissertation) MUDOC 8070 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 46

Doctor of Musical Arts in Church Music

Composition Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
 
Music History
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory and Composition
Doctoral Composition I COMPN 7512 2
Doctoral Composition II COMPN 7522 2
Doctoral Composition III COMPN 7532 2
Doctoral Composition IV and Recital COMPN 7544 4
Graduate Composition Seminar COMPN 7572 2
Doctoral Dissertation in Composition COMPN 8016 6
 
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Seminar in Advanced Orchestration COMPN 7513 3
Aesthetic and Theoretical Issues since 1950 COMPN 7523 3
Music for the Dramatic Arts COMPN 7533 3
     
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 27
 
Conducting
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Doctoral Conducting Seminar I CONDG 7603 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar III CONDG 7623 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar IV CONDG 7633 3
  Total 3
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (two semesters)   1
  Total 1
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 47

 

Conducting Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select three from the following: Select three:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 9
 
Music History
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis  MUTHY 7423 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Performance
Southwestern Master Chorale (four semesters) ENSEM 7018 2
Southwestern Singers (four semesters) ENSEM 7658 2
  Total 4
 
Conducting
Doctoral Conducting Seminar I CONDG 7603 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar III CONDG 7623 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar IV CONDG 7633 3
Choral Conducting Pedagogy CONDG 7642 2
Instrumental Conducting Pedagogy CONDG 7652 2
Applied Conducting: Instrumental CONDG 7662 2
Applied Conducting: Choral (three semesters) CONDG 7672 6
Doctoral Conducting Recital I CONDG 8630 0
Doctoral Conducting Recital II CONDG 8640 0
Doctoral Conducting Recital III CONDG 8650 0
Doctoral Conducting Document CONDG 8662 2
  Total 26
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
IPA Proficiency Examination MUDOC 8050 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 55

 

Organ Performance Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
 
Music History
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (two semesters) ENSEM 7xx8 1
  Total 1
 
Conducting
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar III CONDG 7623 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar IV CONDG 7633 3
  Total 6
 
Organ
Doctoral Organ I ORGPR 7712 2
Doctoral Organ II ORGPR 7722 2
Doctoral Organ III ORGPR 7732 2
Doctoral Organ IV ORGPR 7742 2
Doctoral Organ V ORGPR 7752 2
Doctoral Organ Recital I ORGPR 8770 0
Doctoral Organ Recital II ORGPR 8780 0
Doctoral Organ VI and Lecture-Recital III ORGPR 8792 2
Doctoral Organ Document ORGCL 8762 2
Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature I ORGCL 7712 2
Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature II ORGCL 7722 2
Seminar in Advanced Improvisation ORGCL 7752 2
Seminar in Advanced Accompanying ORGCL 7762 2
  Total 22
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
 
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 51

 

Piano Pedagogy Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
Music History
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (four semesters) ENSEM 7xx8 2
  Total 2
 
Electives
Select one pair: Select one pair:  
Advanced Accompanying PIACL 7842 2
Accompanying Recital PIAPR 8862 2
OR OR  
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar III CONDG 7623 3
OR OR  
*Doctoral Organ I ORGPR 7712 2
Select one from the following: Select one:  
*Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature I ORGCL 7712 2
*Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature II ORGCL 7722 2
  Total 4-6
*Upon approval by Organ Department
 
Piano Pedagogy
Doctoral Piano I (Piano Pedagogy) PIAPR 7812T 2
Doctoral Piano II (Piano Pedagogy) PIAPR 7822T 2
Doctoral Piano Pedagogy Recital I PIAPR 8872T 2
Doctoral Piano Pedagogy Ensemble Recital II PIAPR 8882T 2
Doctoral Piano Pedagogy Document PIACL 8862T 2
Doctoral Piano Pedagogy Lecture-Recital III PIAPR 8892T 2
Advanced Seminar in Piano Pedagogy I PIACL 7831 1
Advanced Seminar in Piano Pedagogy II PIACL 7841 1
Advanced Seminar in Piano Literature PIACL 7872 2
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Development (four semesters) PIACL 7961 4
  Total 20
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
 
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 48 - 50

 

Piano Performance Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
 
Music History
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (four semesters) ENSEM 7xx8 2
  Total 2
 
Electives
Select one pair: Select one pair:  
Advanced Accompanying PIACL 7842 2
Accompanying Recital PIAPR 8862 2
OR OR  
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar III CONDG 7623 3
OR OR  
*Doctoral Organ I ORGPR 7712 2
Select one from the following: Select one:  
*Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature I ORGCL 7712 2
*Advanced Seminar in Organ Literature II ORGCL 7722 2
  Total 4-6
*Upon approval by Organ Department
 
Piano Performance
Doctoral Piano I (Piano Performance) PIAPR 7812 2
Doctoral Piano II (Piano Performance) PIAPR 7822 2
Doctoral Piano Recital I PIAPR 8872 2
Doctoral Ensemble Recital II PIAPR 8882 2
Doctoral Piano Document PIACL 8862 2
Doctoral Piano Lecture-Recital III PIAPR 8892 2
Advanced Seminar in Piano Pedagogy II PIACL 7841 1
Advanced Seminar in Piano Literature PIACL 7872 2
The Piano in Chamber Music Literature PIACL 7892 2
Advanced Piano Pedagogy Development PIACL 7961 1
  Total 18
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
 
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 46 - 48

 

Voice Pedagogy Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Church Music and Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
 
Music History
The Craft of Scholarly Writing MUHST 7103 3
 
Select one from the following: Select one:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (four semesters) ENSEM 7xx8 2
  Total 2
 
Conducting
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar IV CONDG 7633 3
  Total 6
 
Voice Pedagogy*
Doctoral Voice I (Voice Pedagogy) VOIPR 7932 2
Doctoral Voice II (Voice Pedagogy) VOIPR 7942 2
Doctoral Dissertation in Voice Pedagogy VOICL 8016 6
Doctoral Voice Pedagogy Lecture-Recital VOIPR 8952 2
Doctoral Voice Pedagogy VOICL 7952 2
Doctoral Practice Teaching VOICL 7962 2
  Total 16
* If a course in English Diction was not completed on the master's level, the student must take CONDG 3601 Choral Diction as a leveling requirement.
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
 
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 46

 

Voice Performance Concentration

Course Title Course Number Hours
Music Ministry
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Research and Writing in Church Music and Worship Studies MUMIN 7503 3
Research in Worship History: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7513 3
Research in Worship History: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7523 3
Research in Theology and Worship I MUMIN 7533 3
Research in Theology and Worship II MUMIN 7543 3
Research in Worship and Music Philosophy MUMIN 7553 3
Research in Aesthetics MUMIN 7563 3
Research in Culture MUMIN 7573 3
Research in Congregational Song: Old Testament to Middle Ages MUMIN 7583 3
Research in Congregational Song: Reformation to the Present MUMIN 7593 3
Teaching in Worship Higher Education MUMIN 7603 3
  Total 6
 
Music History
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Renaissance Music MUHST 7113 3
Baroque Music MUHST 7123 3
Classical Music MUHST 7133 3
Nineteenth-Century Music MUHST 7143 3
Twentieth-Century Music MUHST 7153 3
The Music of J. S. Bach MUHST 7173 3
  Total 6
 
Music Theory
Select two from the following: Select two:  
Seminar in Advanced Post-Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7413 3
Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis MUTHY 7423 3
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis MUTHY 7433 3
History of Music Theory MUTHY 7443 3
Seminar in Theory Pedagogy MUTHY 7473 3
  Total 6
 
Ensemble
Auditioned Ensemble (four semesters) ENSEM 7xx8 2
  Total 2
 
Conducting
Doctoral Conducting Seminar II CONDG 7613 3
Doctoral Conducting Seminar IV CONDG 7633 3
  Total 6
 
Voice Performance*
Doctoral Voice I (Voice Performance) VOIPR 7912 2
Doctoral Voice II (Voice Performance) VOIPR 7922 2
Doctoral Voice Recital I VOIPR 8972 2
Doctoral Ensemble Recital II VOIPR 8982 2
Doctoral Voice Document VOICL 8962 2
Doctoral Voice Lecture-Recital III VOIPR 8992 2
Doctoral Voice Pedagogy VOICL 7952 2
  Total 14
*If a course in English Diction was not completed on the master's level, the student must take CONDG 3601 Choral Diction as a leveling requirement.
 
Elective   3
One 7000-level seminar in the Music Ministry, Music Theory, or Music History Departments selected in consultation with the advisor.
 
Vocational Development
Colloquium I MUDOC 8012 2
Colloquium II MUDOC 8022 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician MUDOC 8040 0
  Total 4
 
Examinations
German Reading Examination MUDOC 8060 0
Doctoral Qualifying Examinations MUDOC 8080 0
Doctoral Final Oral Examination MUDOC 8090 0
  Total Degree Hours 47

 

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