Superior Training, Extensive Opportunities
With a Doctor of Arts in Music Performance, you’ll strive for the highest levels of technical proficiency and artistic expression. UNC's School of Music, with its stellar national and international reputation, offers this terminal degree to prepare you to perform as a professional musician, and/or to gain a college-level faculty appointment.
UNC’s D.A. in Music Performance stands out for its personalized approach. You’ll work closely with faculty to design a unique plan of study tailored to your artistic strengths, academic interests and career objectives. Faculty in the School of Music combine professional success with academic expertise. They’ll offer one-on-one guidance and support, encouraging you to get the most out of your talent. You’ll graduate with a marketable credential and the preparation you need for a successful performing career.
D.A. in Music Performance
UNC offers the D.A. in Musical Performance with emphases in flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, string bass, harp, keyboard, voice and guitar. The program requires 67 to 71 credits, culminating in a dissertation and two public recitals. You’ll also complete coursework in music pedagogy and get hands-on training in college-level teaching.
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Graduates from UNC’s doctoral program in Musical Performance have achieved high levels of professional and artistic success. Our emphasis on music pedagogy provides you with outstanding credentials for the academic job market. UNC graduates hold positions at music schools around the country. If you aspire to a performing career, you’ll get training and experience that helps you stand out in this highly competitive field.
Consider UNC’s D.A. in Music Performance if you want to:
- Attain the highest levels of technical and artistic proficiency
- Excel as both a performer and an educator
- Pursue a career as university faculty
- Perform as a professional musician
- Pedagogy for college-level teaching
- Advanced performance techniques
- Music theory, history and analysis
- Research and scholarship
- Introduction to Doctoral Research
- Individual Studies in Effective Teaching
- Analytical Studies in Music
- Individual Performance
UNC Annual Gala: Top Musicians Take Center Stage
There’s no event in Colorado quite like the Annual Gala. Now heading into its 35th year, this stellar event provides an exceptional showcase for the School of Music’s most accomplished performers. It’s a prime opportunity to get noticed by movers and shakers of the Colorado arts community, and the proceeds helping to fund scholarships for UNC arts students. Browse the photos to get a taste of the 2016 Annual Gala, on stage and behind the scenes.
UNC musicians have performed across the United States and around the world. You’ll have opportunities to perform on campus with leading guest artists, and to travel to high-profile festivals, performance tours and special events. Our School of Music supports ensembles in every genre, providing you with extensive opportunities to showcase your talent, broaden your repertoire, and hone your performance skills.