Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance

Admission Requirements

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


36 credit hours

  • P900 Piano Graduate Major (16 cr.)
  • P601 Doctoral Piano Recital (1 cr.)
  • P603 Doctoral Piano Lecture/Recital (1 cr.) (At least 30 minutes of music required.)
  • P605-P606 Doctoral Concerto I-II (1-1 cr.)
  • I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.)
  • P604 Doctoral Piano Recital-Final (1 cr.). (The final recital may be performed only after all other required recitals have been completed.) 
  • M645-M646-M647-M648 Seminar in Piano Literature I-II-III-IV (3-3-3-3 cr.)
  • M621 Doctoral Piano Essay (1 cr.)
Minor and Other Required Credits

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

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

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