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Doctor of Musical Arts

Definition of the noun doctor of musical arts

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  1. a doctor's degree in musical arts

Alternative definition of the noun doctor of musical arts


  1. A terminal degree intended for musicians who wish to combine the highest attainments in their major area with proven accomplishment in theoretical studies and musicology.


The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is a doctoral academic degree in music. The D.M.A. combines advanced studies in an applied area of specialization with graduate-level academic study in subjects such as music history, music theory, or music pedagogy. The D.M.A. degree usually takes about three to four years of full-time study to complete, preparing students to be professional performers, conductors, and composers. As a terminal degree, the D.M.A. qualifies its recipient to work in university, college, and conservatory teaching/research positions.

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Google previewGeneral Register (1948)

by University of Michigan, Charles Willcox

The degree Doctor of Musical Arts is a practitioner's degree, offered in composition or in certain fields of performance: piano, voice, organ, violin, viola, violoncello, flute, oboe, clarinet, or trumpet. Admission. Admission to study for the Doctor of ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

Doctor of Musical Arts/A. Mus.D. Doctor of Natural Philosophy/Ph.N.D. Doctor of Optometry/O.D. Doctor of Osteopathy/D.O. Doctor of Pharmacy/Phar.D. or Pharm. D. Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D. or D.Ph. or D.Phil. Doctor of Psychology/ Psy.

Google previewThe Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1994)

by Julie Anne Sadie, Rhian Samuel

XXXIV GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS DMA Doctor of Musical Arts DMus Doctor of Music DPhil Doctor of Philosophy DSM Doctor of Sacred Music ed. editor, edited (by) edn(s) edition(s) e.g. exempli gratia [for example] el electric el-ac ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

AAS Associate in Applied Sciences diss dissertation kWh kilowatt hour AB Artium Baccalaureus DMA Doctor of Musical Arts 1 liter AD anno Domini DNA deoxyribonucleic acid lat latitude AFB Air Force Base DPh Doctor of Philosophy lb ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

Juris Doctor Doctor of Laws: 3 LLD Doctor of Medicine: 2 MD Doctor of Music: 4 DMus, MusD Doctor of Musical Arts: 5 AMusD Doctor of Optometry: 2 OD Doctor of Osteopathy: 2 DO Doctor of Philosophy: 3 Ph.D. Doctor of Public Health : 3 ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Doctor of Musical Arts D.Mus.Ed. Doctor of Musical Education DMV Department of Motor Vehicles D.M.V. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine dmwr depot maintenance work requirement dmy dummy DmZ (DMZ) Demilitarized Zone dn debit note; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Music (2010)

by Emmett G. Price, III, Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille

(master's degree, 1969, doctor of musical arts, 1973). Jackson has held posts with the American Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Royal ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

(Doctor of Musical Arts) The highest academic graduate degree (terminal degree) for musical performance, composition, or conducting majors. Dolby Digital (DD) An audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

Doctor of Musical Arts. AMV Atterrissage par Mauvaise VisibilitD French initialism meaning: Poor Visibility Landing. AMV Avian Myeloblastosis Virus.

Google previewDictionary of Music Education (2013)

by Irma H. Collins

century circa, around Canada Colorado conference Doctor of Musical Arts ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

Doctor of Musical Arts. D.M.D. tj( Dcntariae Medicmae Doctor 'Doctor of Denial Medicine). DJH.L. Doctor of Modem Languages. DMSO dimethylsulf oxide . DMZ dcmibianied zone. Dn Bible. Daniel. dn. down. DNB Dictionary of National ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is similar in requirements and purpose to the earned Mus.D. degree. Although the examination procedures are similar to those for the ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)

by Matthew Hoch

doctor of musical arts (DMA). The terminal degree in vocal performance, ...

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