Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Doctor of Musical Arts - Instrumental Performance Track

Colleges  > Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > Moores School of Music  > Doctor of Musical Arts Programs  > Instrumental Performance Track


To provide advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in music performance, and to prepare students to teach music performance at the collegiate level.

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.

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 solo recital, one chamber music recital, and one lecture.  Students pursuing the doctoral essay option will present an additional solo recital, or an approved concerto performance with orchestra.



¹ Additional 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.

Doctoral Document Track

Complete 4.0 Credit Hours from:

Doctoral Essay Track

Program Total: 61.0 Credit Hours