23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with concentrations in brass, conducting, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds, is intended for those musicians planning to work at the most advanced academic and professional levels of music.

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Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree will:

  • Perform or conduct and rehearse in an area of specialization at the highest level of professional practice.
  • Demonstrate historical and theoretical knowledge supportive of the development of individualized interpretations within a full range of musical styles.
  • Display a thorough understanding of the history of their instrument or conducting medium and a comprehensive knowledge of the repertoire and literature specific to the area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of general bibliographical resources in music and research skills appropriate to the area of specialization, and the ability to present and defend the results of scholarly research.
  • Show sufficient writing and speaking skills to give oral and written presentations of works for their medium which synthesize performance, historical, stylistic, analytical, and technological information.
  • Employ advanced writing and speaking skills to communicate clearly and effectively to members of the scholarly and the wider communities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select appropriate literature for teaching and to articulate appropriate teaching strategies.
Available Options
  • Brass Track
  • Piano Track
  • String Track
  • Woodwind Track
  • Conducting (Wind Band) Track
  • Conducting (Orchestra) Track
  • Percussion Track
  • Voice Track

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar: Special Topics
  • The Operas of Verdi
  • The Operas of Mozart
  • Puccini and the Verismo
  • American Opera Seminar

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An overall undergraduate GPA and master's GPA of at least 2.75 (or 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate study).
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 in music.

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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