DMA specializations are: brass performance, choral conducting, orchestral conducting, organ performance, percussion performance, piano performance, string performance, vocal performance, wind conducting, and woodwind performance.
The Doctor of Musical Arts degree at LSU requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of graduate course work. Up to six hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another institution if such credit satisfies required or elective course work at LSU and is approved by the area faculty. The DMA degree must be completed within seven years. The majority of the required course work will be selected from courses at the 7000 and 9000 levels with minimal number of credit hours selected from 4000 level courses that carry graduate credit.
The options of Monograph (MUS 9009 ) and Lecture Recital With Written Document (MUS 9010 ) are available for all DMA degrees except the choral and wind conducting specializations. The monograph option requires nine credit hours of MUS 9009 and the lecture recital with written document option requires six to nine credit hours of MUS 9010 .
Additional information regarding specifics of each Doctor of Musical Arts degree offered may be found in the School of Music Graduate Handbook by accessing the school’s website.