The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art awards Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degrees to selected qualified students as a recognition of high professional attainment in composition, pedagogy, performance, or sacred music.

Acceptance as a graduate student by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art is required. The applicant must have extensive performance and teaching experience after receiving a master's degree from an accredited institution in piano or chamber music performance.