Graduate Student Handbook

Download the Graduate Student Handbook as a printable PDF.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    • Graduate Information
    • Degree Programs
    • Application and Audition
    • Graduate Teaching Assistantships
  2. General School of Music Information
    • Diagnostic Examinations
    • The Advisor and Advising
    • The Major Professor
    • The Advisory Committee
  3. Information for MM Students
    • Coursework
    • Recital
    • Lecture
    • Comprehensive Written Examinations
    • Thesis
    • Oral Examinations
  4. Information for DMA Students
    • ¬†Coursework
    • Recital
      • Performance Substitute Recital
    • Lecture or Lecture-Recital
    • Comprehensive Written Examinations
    • Final Project
    • Admission to Candidacy
    • Final Project Defense and Oral Examinations
  5. Optional Secondary Concentrations for DMA Students
  6. Procedures for Scheduling and Recording Graduate Recitals, Lectures, or Lecture-Recitals
  7. Course Information
  8. Master of Music Curriculum Outlines
  9. DMA Curriculum Outlines
  10. Secondary Concentration Curriculum Outlines
  11. DMA Document: Guidelines and Requirements
    • General Definition of the DMA Document
    • DMA Final Project Proposal or Prospectus
    • DMA. Document Formatting, First Draft and Final Draft Submissions
    • Timelines and Deadlines
  12. DMA Manuscript: Guidelines and Requirements
    • Definition and Scope
    • Guidelines for the Written Manuscript
    • Organization
    • Appropriate Sources and Citation
    • Discussion of the Music
    • State of the Manuscript at Submission
    • The Manuscript Proposal
    • Timelines and Deadlines

Additional Information

Information on graduate courses can be found in the UA Graduate Catalog.

If you have any questions about the graduate programs in the School of Music, contact Jonathan Noffsinger, director of graduate studies.