The Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Instruments is offered through the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, which seeks to educate, engage, and energize its student body in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real world performance, research, and teaching.


  • Based on the results of the entrance examinations, the advisory committee, in conference with the student, will arrange a program of study of 54 to 72 hours beyond the master's degree
  • Solo recital
  • Chamber music recital
  • Concerto recital
  • Lecture­-recital, the topic of which must be approved in advance by the committee and must relate to an aspect of performance practice or a phase of music history.


  • 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 concert performer.
  • Programs of performances and reviews, if available.
  • Complete description of teaching experiences.
  • Completed repertoire and professional experience record, obtainable here.
  • A public recital of a program selected by the advisory committee from works on the applicant's repertoire and professional experience record.
  • Written examinations (two hours each): music history placement examination and music theory placement examination.