Jun 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Doctor of Musical Arts - Specialization in Collaborative Piano

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To provide skilled pianists advanced training and performance experience as collaborators with vocalists and instrumentalists, and to prepare students for teaching collaboration at the collegiate level. The program offers a broad spectrum of opportunities, and allows for specialization in vocal collaboration, instrumental collaboration, or chamber music.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Doctor of Musical Arts Programs  page, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in music.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for all graduate work attempted.
  3. Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
  4. Appropriate graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the faculty.
  5. Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history. (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)

Degree Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination Requirement:  Students must pass a comprehensive examination in order to gain admission to candidacy.
  • Foreign Language Requirement:  Students must demonstrate reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian in order to gain admission to candidacy.
  • Minor Field:  Student shall, in consultation with their doctoral committee and the Graduate Advisor, declare a minor field, consisting of 12 credit hours approved by the committee and the coordinator of the minor field area.
  • Recital Requirement:  Students are required to present one full solo recital or concerto performance with orchestra, two full collaborative recitals (one with vocal accompanying and one with instrumental accompanying), and one lecture. Students completing the doctoral essay track option will present an additional recital in the area of their emphasis.


Doctoral Document Track

 Complete 4.0 Credit Hours from:

Doctoral Essay Track


¹Additional hours of applied study in the major area are not applied toward the degree plan. Graduate students enrolled for applied study are required to also enroll in an appropriate large ensemble.

Program Total: 60.0 Credit Hours