UMKC Catalog


Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting Required Courses
CONSVTY 5582     Advanced Choral Conducting (three semesters) 6
CONSVTY 5583DAdvanced Instrumental Conducting for Choral Majors 2
CONSVTY 5587Seminar in Choral Literature 8
CONSVTY 5583          Advanced Instrumental Conducting (three from CONSVTY ABCD) 6
CONSVTY 5586ASeminar in Orchestral Literature 6
CONSVTY 5582Advanced Choral Conducting 2
CONSVTY 5583      Advanced instrumental Conducting (three from CONSVTY ABCD) 6
CONSVTY 5586B        Seminar in Wind/Band Literature 8

And the following:
CONSVTY 5500AApplied Music (a) 2
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music History (b) (three required) 9
CONSVTY 5500-5600Music Theory (three required) 9
CONSVTY 5593Introduction to Research and Bibliography in Music          3

Doctoral Conducting Performance (c) (Two public 
performances with supporting documents)

CONSVTY 5697 /
(d) Doctoral Research 4

(a) Each doctor of musical arts conducting major must enroll in applied music the first term of registration as a full-time, degree-seeking student. If the applicant qualifies for applied music at the 5500A level, a minimum of two credit hours is required. If the applicant does not qualify for applied music at the 5500A level, then the student must enroll in applied music until completion of the 5500A level or until graduation.

  1. Choral conducting majors whose major applied music is not voice will be required to take three terms of applied voice at any level.
  2. Instrumental conducting majors will be further required to enroll in two additional semesters of two different instruments at the 5500B level as advised by the conducting faculty.

(b) 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.
(c) Conducting recitals may be done with the approval of the major adviser at any time after successful completion of the Graduate Approval of Major.
(d) A minimum of one doctoral research project, exhibiting the highest level of independence, must be finished after comprehensive examinations are successfully completed. Two rehearsal/lecture demonstrations must be completed. Participation in at least one major ensemble, as advised by the conducting faculty, during each term of enrollment as a full-time student is required.

Language Requirement: A proficiency in one foreign language is required. See this section of the catalog for options.