Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music

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.


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.


DMA Spring 2022 Recitals

DMA Students Videos

Evan Williams, "Breathe" (2018)
Altered Sound Duo
Christopher Murphy, saxophone
Nick Fox, percussion

Augusta Read Thomas, Piano Etudes 1-6 (1996-2005)
III. Cathedral Waterfall — Homage to Messiaen
IV. On Twilight — Homage to Boulez
Ariel Magno da Costa, piano  

Pablo Gomez-Estevez, "Neruda" (2018)
Hila Zamir, clarinet
Pablo Gomez-Estevez, piano
winner of the 2019 BGSU Competitions in Music Performance, Composition Division

DMA Alumni Music Videos

'The Wood and the Vine' from "love fail" by David Lang

Performed by Quince Ensemble:
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano
Liz Pearse, soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzosoprano

Performed at KANEKO (Omaha, NE) and presented by Eko Nova

Updated: 03/30/2022 06:43PM