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Doctor of Music, DMus, MusD(noun)
a doctor's degree in music
Doctor of Music
The Doctor of Music degree, is an academic degree given in music. Music is the only practicing arts field with a doctorate as the standard terminal degree. DMA programs are intended for musicians and composers who wish to combine the highest attainments in their area of specialization with doctoral-level academic study in music. D.Mus. students complete advanced studies in one of typically three musical areas: performance; musical composition; or, less often, musicology. Assessment varies with subject matter and University. A musicologist would be expected to produce a thesis on a specialised subject matter, whilst a performer would give recitals, and a composer would present a portfolio of compositions. The DMA exists in conjunction with the PhD as doctoral degrees in music. The former is typically for practitioners of music, most commonly for performers. The PhD is typically given to a more academic or scholarship focused emphasis, such as musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. For composers, there are both DMA programs available as well as PhD programs.
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