Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance

Admission Requirements

Master's degree in guitar or its demonstrated equivalent. For additional information, see "Admission Requirements" in the Graduate Division section of this bulletin.


36 credit hours

  • L900 Guitar Graduate Major (18 cr.)
  • M627 Independent Study of Literature of Guitar I (3 cr.)
  • 6 credit hours selected from:
    • E558 Guitar Arranging and Transcription (3 cr.)
    • L545 Latin Guitar (3 cr.)
    • L565 Electric Guitar Concepts (3 cr.)
    • N540 Music Performance and Media (3 cr.)
    • O521 Jazz Improvisation (2 cr.)
    • O812 Jazz Guitar Graduate Minor (2 cr.)
    • Y852 Historical Guitars Graduate Minor (2 cr.)

O812 and Y852 may only be taken once each in the major field but may be taken again towards Other Required Credits. (see below)

  • F550 Chamber Music (1-1 cr.)
  • L661 Doctoral Guitar Recital (1-1-1 cr.)
  • I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1 cr.)
  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.)
Minor and Other Required Credits

24 credit hours. See “Structure of Doctoral Curricula” under General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees in this bulletin.

Tool Subjects
  • M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)
  • M538 Survey of Guitar Literature (2 cr.)

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