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The Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A., or A.Mus.D.), like other doctorates, is an academic degree of the highest level. The D.M.A. is intended for musicians who wish to combine the highest attainments in their area of specialization with doctoral-level academic study in music. D.M.A. students typically complete applied studies culminating in several solo recitals, take courses within their area of specialization (as well as related courses in music theory and music history), and write a thesis or dissertation. This article is about academic degrees. ...


The D.M.A. program is generally designed to prepare students to be artist-performers and conductors in either university settings, or in the professional arena. The D.M.A. (awarded by some institutions as a "Doctor of Music," abbreviated D.M. or D.Mus.) is widely available in performance (sometimes with a specialization in pedagogy and/or literature), composition, and conducting; the D.M.A. in music education is less common. The terminal degree in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology is typically the Ph.D.; music education doctoral programs may grant the Ph.D. and/or the Ed.D.. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The Doctor of Education degree (Ed. ...


While the Ph.D. is the most common doctoral degree, and even often (mis)understood to be synonymous with the term “doctorate,” the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recognize numerous doctoral degrees as equivalent, and do not discriminate between them. The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ... The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency responsible for supporting basic science research mainly by providing research funding. ...


A list of doctoral degree designations can be found at: doctorate.


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Doctor of Musical Arts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
The D.M.A. is intended for musicians who wish to combine the highest attainments in their area of specialization with doctoral-level academic study in music.
D.M.A. students typically complete applied studies culminating in several solo recitals, take courses within their area of specialization (as well as related courses in music theory and music history), and write a thesis or dissertation.
The D.M.A. (awarded by some institutions as a Doctor of Music, abbreviated D.M. or D.Mus.) is widely available in performance (sometimes with a specialization in pedagogy and/or literature), composition, and conducting; the D.M.A. in music education is less common.
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