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MTHC 840 Pedagogy of Music Composition

MTHC 840.  Pedagogy of Music Composition.  3 Credits.     

This course provides an overview of pedagogical philosophies in music composition and is designed to prepare students for a teaching position in higher education. The course emphasizes broad critical understanding of historic, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the field of composition pedagogy. Teaching methodologies are explored for one-on-one studio instruction, group lesson instruction, masterclass, and classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition

Doctor of Musical Arts The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree is a professional degree program that recognizes exceptional student academic and music qualifications in preparation for professional careers, including teaching at the university level. The DMA student has the opportunity to collaborate with music scholars, theorists, and other performers to attain a broad and well-rounded foundation for advanced careers in music. The degree of Doctor of Musical Arts is offered in: Church music (organ or choral conducting emphasis), Composition, Conducting (choral, orchestral, or wind), and Areas of performance