The Doctor of Musical Arts examines music in its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual contexts while providing a mastery of the theory and practice of performance, with concentrations available in Performance, Historical Performance Practices, and Composition.
The Doctor of Musical Arts program combines comprehensive study of music literature, historical styles, and performance practices, all using the most recent analytical methodologies. Curriculum and research strike a critical balance between music performance and scholarship that equips you to make an impactful contribution to the music profession. Faculty includes highly trained performers and musical scholars whose diverse interests range across musicology, performance, and composition; they bring their passion for music and scholarship into the classroom and serve as invaluable mentors. Under their guidance, you’ll join a long list of accomplished graduates who have gone on to become college and university professors, members of professional ensembles, music directors in churches, and solo performing artists.
- The Music Department puts on an array of concerts that offer ample performance opportunities.
- Studio faculty are drawn from The Claremont Colleges and the outstanding pool of musicians in the greater Los Angeles area.
- CGU is home to the highly respected music journal Performance Practice Review.
- Historical performance practice programs will connect you with period instruments that include three harpsichords, a fortepiano, a chamber organ, and various stringed instruments.