Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music

Welcome to the DMA Program 2023-24!

The Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music develops versatile composers and performers through concentrated focus on contemporary music. Graduates of the program will be broadly trained composers and performers possessing a wide range of skills enabling them to fulfill teaching and creative responsibilities in the academic world, as well as in other musical settings.

Newphonia Album Release
DMA Student Cohort '22-'23

Our Shared Vision - The DMA at BGSU

A BGSU doctoral student will be an outstanding musician conversant in the technical, aesthetic and philosophical aspects of the creation and performance of contemporary music.

A BGSU doctoral student will be an excellent teacher with significant experience in the classroom and the studio.

A BGSU doctoral student will produce significant research and a professional portfolio that provide evidence of outstanding scholarship and multidisciplinary work.

A BGSU doctoral student will broaden her/his entrepreneurial skills through practical training and outreach endeavors beyond the classroom.

Student Performances at BGSU

Philippe Leroux, Un lieu verdoyant: Hommage à Gérard Grisey (1999)

Keri Lee Pierson, voice
Garrett Evans, saxophone

Olivier Messiaen: Harawi (1945)

Carolyn Anderson, soprano Sandra Coursey, piano - April 8th, 2023 Bryan Recital Hall

Elliott Carter: Scrivo in Vento (1991)

Shannon Lotti, flute

Gyorgy Ligeti: Etude no. 4, Fanfares (1985)

Sandy Coursey, piano

DMA Alumni Videos

Ode to Noise # 23

Humay Gasimzade, piano, Jacob Hargrove, drum kit, Otávio Manzano Kavakama, cello - 2021

Updated: 04/20/2024 11:47AM