Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance

Admission Requirements

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


36 credit hours

  • D900 Percussion Graduate Major (18 cr.)
  • D601 Doctoral Percussion Recital (1-1-1-1 cr.)
  • M637 Seminar in Percussion History (3 cr.)
  • M638 Percussion Ensemble Literature (3 cr.)
  • F603 Seminar in Percussion Performance (2-2 cr.)
  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.)
  • 2 credit hours chosen from F547 Percussion Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.), F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.), F650 Coaching Chamber Music (1 cr.), G550 Conducting New Music (2 cr.), or additional credit hours of M620 Doctoral Final Project (1-2 cr.)
Minor and Other Required Credits

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

Major Ensemble

Participation determined by the department.

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

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