The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program is designed for performers and composers who have already reached a high level of proficiency and artistry in their fields and who may wish to teach at the university level.

This program offers an opportunity to bring creative and performance achievement to a high level while enriching individual backgrounds with cognitive studies.

Candidates in music performance are expected to pursue supplementary individual projects in performance practice and music literature. Studies in music theory and music history are included.

Graduate student composers work closely with faculty in composition and music theory and are expected to compose major works for public performance in addition to fulfilling course requirements.


Hear your work in regularly scheduled concerts and recitals as a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition student at the UBC School of Music.
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Orchestral Instrument Performance

Bring creative and performance achievement to a high level while enriching your background with academic studies, including specialized training in music history, theory and other areas.
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The Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance provides in-depth and a laser focus in a specific research topic.
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Choose from two concentrations, operatic performance or voice performance, in our Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice.
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