UMKC Catalog


Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition Required Courses
Conservatory 5500-5600Music Theory (three courses) 9
Conservatory 5500-5600Music History (three courses) (a) 9
CONSVTY 5533Advanced Composition (three classes) 9
CONSVTY 5533 -or-
Advanced Composition (one additional -or-
Advanced Electronic Music Composition
CONSVTY 5593Introduction to Research and Bibliography in Music 3
CONSVTY 5699Dissertation Research (b) 6
 Area of Concentration (c)11
 Electives 3


(a) All doctoral students are required to complete three graduate music history courses. One must be a period course (CONSVTY 5555 - CONSVTY 5559), one must be a seminar course, and the remaining course may be either. Any substitutions must be approved by the music history faculty.
(b) An extended work in a format approved by the composition faculty. Two copies of the full score must be placed in the Conservatory Library.
(c) The area of concentration is developed by the student with guidance and approval of the supervisory committee as part of the planned program. Examples include Applied Music/Ensemble Performance, Music Scholarship, Conducting (Choral and/or Instrumental), Music Technology and interdisciplinary courses.