Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Music in Music Literature and Performance

Admission Requirements

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


36 credit hours

  • V900 Voice Graduate Major (15 cr.)
  • V601-V602-V603 Doctoral Voice Recital (1-1-1 cr.)
  • M686 Solo Vocal Literature Before 1850 (3 cr.)
  • M687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Literature (3 cr.)
  • M688 Solo Vocal Literature after 1900 (3 cr.)
  • E694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (3 cr.)
  • E695 Voice Pedagogy: Research Foundations (3 cr.)
  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.)

Credit may be divided between V900 Voice Graduate Major and V910 Vocal Coaching with approval of student's advisory committee. One of the three required voice recitals must be a standard recital. Operatic roles performed in Indiana University Opera Theater productions may be substituted for one of the required recitals with the approval of the voice faculty.

Minor and Other Required Credits

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

Language Proficiencies

Knowledge of French, German, and Italian grammar equivalent to two semesters at the college level in each, and proficiency in diction in each language as demonstrated by examination or by passing a Jacobs School of Music diction course. Students must take all three diction examinations in their first semester of enrollment; they may take specific examinations for a second time in their second semester of enrollment. Diction examinations are given prior to the beginning of each semester. For any examination not passed, students must pass the appropriate Jacobs School of Music diction course.

Tool Subject

M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

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