Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Houston
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Featuring world-class faculty and facilities, a wealth of performance and pedagogical opportunities, and access to Houston’s magnificent and unique arts and culture scene, the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music is the ideal place to pursue your Doctor of Musical Arts degree. We offer a comprehensive range of doctoral degrees, allowing students in all disciplines to complete the final step in their musical education and enter the professional world. The positive, diverse, and supportive learning environment at Moores allows you to focus on your passion, while our competitive tuition and ample financial support opportunities mean you can look forward to a fruitful future. Allow us to welcome you to the Moores School of Music, Major Music for a Major City.

Specializations

  • Collaborative Piano

    The DMA in Collaborative Piano provides skilled pianists advanced training and performance experience as collaborators with vocalists and instrumentalists, and prepares students for teaching collaboration at the collegiate level. The program offers a broad spectrum of opportunities, and allows for specialization in vocal collaboration, instrumental collaboration, or chamber music. Download the Degree Plan and view the Degree Requirements from the Graduate Catalog.
  • Composition

    The DMA in Composition provides advanced training and experience for students pursuing a career in composition and prepares students to teach composition at the collegiate level. Download the Degree Plan and view the Degree Requirements from the Graduate Catalog.
  • Conducting

    The DMA program in Conducting provides advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in conducting and prepares students to teach Choral, Jazz, Orchestral, or Wind Conducting at the collegiate level. Download the Degree Plan and view the Degree Requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
  • Music Education

    The DMA in Music Education provides advanced training and research skills in music education and prepares students for a career in teaching music education at the collegiate level or in leadership positions in public or private schools. Download the Degree Plan and view the Degree Requirements.
  • Performance

    The DMA in Performance provides advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in music performance and prepares students to teach music performance at the collegiate level.