The Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy is designed for the teacher of voice.


  • Based on the results of the entrance examinations, the adviser, in conference with the student, will arrange a program of study of 58 to 72 hours beyond the master's degree. The courses to be completed as part of the degree requirements will be communicated to the student by the adviser. The repertoire is to be selected in conjunction with the applied music instructor and with the approval of the adviser. All degree recitals are to include appropriate program notes and translations to be approved by the applied music instructor and the adviser.
  • Research paper
  • Final Comprehensive Examinations
  • Final Recital


  • Four letters of recommendation, including two from professional colleagues, not teachers of the applicant, attesting to the applicant's past and potential ability as a performer and teacher.
  • Programs of performances and reviews, if available.
  • Complete description of teaching experiences.
  • Completed repertoire and professional experience record, obtainable here.
  • Foreign language prerequisites include two semesters of undergraduate or master's level study in each of the following languages: Italian, French, and German, with a grade of B or better, taken at an accredited college or university as approved by the adviser and dean.
  • A public recital of a program of 60 minutes duration selected by the adviser from works on the applicant's repertoire and professional experience record, to include works of contrasting styles and demonstrating proficiency in at least two languages in addition to English.
  • Written examinations (two hours each): music history placement examination and music theory placement examination.