Semester by Semester Model Plans

Semester-By-Semester Model Plans

Students should draft a personalized academic plan as soon as possible after arrival, with reference to all course requirements, to the relevant model below, and to the latest on-line version of the Glenn Korff School of Music Academic Course Rotation, and in consultation with the chair of their supervisory committee. They then should be able to use their uniquely individualized plan to help prepare the formal Program of Studies.

The following provides five hypothetical examples of semester-by-semester academic plans for the 90-credit hour DMA programs in Performance, Conducting, Composition, Jazz Studies-Performance, and Jazz Studies-Composition.

To repeat, these are entirely hypothetical examples. They have certain shortcomings and work under certain assumptions. For example, they assume a fixed amount of transfer credit in each case (30 or 36 credits, when in fact up to 45 credits can be transferred in), they each offer a model for completion of the degree in exactly six semesters for the minimum rock-bottom of 90 credits, they omit the credits involved in the chamber music and large ensemble requirements that are part of several emphases, they make assumptions (e.g., in the case of Jazz Studies) about what classes in the rotation are available in a given year, and so forth. Moreover, the timing of the comprehensives and the application for admission to Candidacy assume the intention to graduate the following May. These models also make no mention of how to integrate a student's Related Area of Study, if such is being pursued. Nonetheless they have proved to be a useful point of departure for DMA students in the construction of their own individualized academic plans.

Performance
9+9, 9+9, 9+10

Note 1: This plan assumes that the student has completed 35 hours of transfer credit that are  applicable toward the degree.
Note 2: Not shown are, for most students, 2 semesters of chamber music, and 3 semesters of large ensemble.
Note 3: This plan assumes 20 credits of Applied Music and 11 credits of Recital.

Fall 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 881. Bibliography (3)
MUSC 8/9--. Music Theory/History (3)

Spring 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUSC 862. Lit & Pedagogy (2)

Fall 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 98. Recital (0)
MUSC 9--. Music Theory/History Sem (3)
MUSC 977. Performance Practice (3)

Spring 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUED 982. College Teaching in Music (3)

Fall 3

Comprehensive Exams & Candidacy by early September
MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSR 98. Recital (2)
MUSC 8/9--. Music History (3)
Document Proposal completed by Nov. 1

Spring 3

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSR 998. Lecture Recital (3)
MUSC 999. Doctoral Document (3)

 

Conducting 
10+9, 9+9, 9+9

Note 1: This plan assumes that the student has completed 36 hours of transfer credit that are applicable toward the degree.
Note 2: This plan assumes 11 credits of Applied Conducting and 3 credits of Recital.
Note 3: This plan shows 6 semesters of registration but just 5 credit hours of large ensemble as a performer.

Fall 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (1)
|MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 845. Ensemble (0)
MUSC 9--. Literature (3)
MUSC 881. Bibliography (3)
MUSC 8--. Music Theory/History (3)

Spring 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (2)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUEN 845. Ensemble (1)
MUSC 9--. Literature (3)
MUSR 98. Recital (0)
MUSC 9--. Theory or History Sem (3)

Fall 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (2)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 845. Ensemble (1)
MUSC 9--. Literature (3)
MUSC 977. Performance Practice (3)

Spring 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (2)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUEN 845. Ensemble (1)
MUSC 9--. Literature (3)
MUSR 98. Recital (0)
MUED 982. College Teaching in Music (3)

Fall 3

Comprehensive Exams & Candidacy by early September
MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (2)
MUEN 845. Ensemble (1)
MUSC 8/9--. Music History (3)
Elective (3)
Document Proposal completed by Nov. 1

Spring 3

MUAP 9--. Applied Conducting (2)
MUSC 845. Ensemble (1)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUSC 999. Doctoral Document (3)

 

Composition
9+9, 9+12, 12+9

Note 1: This plan assumes that the student has completed 30 hours of transfer credit that are  applicable toward the degree.
Note 2: This plan assumes 18 credits in the Seminar in Composition (individual lessons) and 6 credits of Recital.

Fall 1

MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 881. Bibliography (3)
MUSC 8--. Music Theory/History (3)

Spring 1

MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Fall 2

MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 9--. Theory or History Sem (3)
MUSC 977. Performance Practice (3)

Spring 2

MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUED 982. College Teaching in Music (3)
Elective (3)

Fall 3

Comprehensive Exams & Candidacy by early September
MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSC 8/9--. Music History (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Document Proposal completed by Nov. 1

Spring 3

MUCP 983. Sem in Composition (3)
MUSR 998. Lecture Recital (3)
MUSC 999. Doctoral Document (3)

 

Jazz Studies - Performance
9+9, 10+12, 10+10

Note 1: This example of a plan assumes that the student has completed 30 hours of transfer credit that are applicable toward the degree, including 6 hours of graduate jazz history transfer credit.
Note 2: This plan assumes 22 credits of Applied Music and 8 credits of Recital.
Note 3: Not shown are, for most, 2 semesters of chamber music and 3 semesters of large ensemble.

Fall 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 881. Bibliography (3)
Jazz Theory (MUSC 865) or Jazz History I (MUSC 837) (3)

Spring 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUSC 868. Jazz Pedagogy (3)

Fall 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 98. Recital (0)
MUSC 9--. Theory or History Sem (3)
MUSC 977 Performance Practice or MUSC 866 Jazz Styles (3)

Spring 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (2)
MUED 982. College Teaching in Music (3)
MUSC 867. Jazz Improvisation (3)

Fall 3

Comprehensive Exams & Candidacy by early September
MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSR 98. Recital (0)
MUSC 8/9--. Music History (3)
MUCP 886. Jazz Arranging: Small Ensembles (3)
Document Proposal completed by Nov. 1

Spring 3

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSR 998. Lecture Recital (3)
MUSC 999. Doctoral Document (3)

 

Jazz Studies - Composition
9+9, 10+12, 10+10

Note 1: This plan assumes that the student has completed 30 hours of transfer credit that are applicable toward the degree, including  6 hours of graduate jazz history transfer credit.
Note 2: This plan assumes 22 credits of Applied Music and 8 credits of Recital.

Fall 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 881. Bibliography (3)
Jazz Theory (MUSC 865) or Jazz History I (MUSC 837) (3)

Spring 1

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (3)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (3)
MUSC 868. Jazz Pedagogy (3)

Fall 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSC 9--. Theory or History Sem (3)
MUSC 977 Performance Practice or MUSC 866. Jazz Styles (3)

Spring 2

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 99. Doctoral Colloquium (0)
MUSR 998. Recital (2)
MUED 982. College Teaching in Music (3)
MUSC 867. Jazz Improvisation (3)

Fall 3

Comprehensive Exams & Candidacy by early September
MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSC 8/9--. Music History (3)
MUCP 886. Jazz Arranging: Small ensembles (3)
Document Proposal completed by Nov. 1

Spring 3

MUAP 9--. Applied Music (4)
MUSR 998. Lecture Recital (3)
MUSC 999. Doctoral Document