Doctor of Music Program (D.M.)
Purpose and Rationale
The primary objective of the Doctor of Music degree is to prepare artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.
The D.M. major in Music Performance emphasizes artistic development at the highest professional level. All students engaged in this program of study receive in-depth instruction in a broad knowledge of performance, literature and pedagogical studies. Graduates of the program are expected to achieve professional success as performers on the national and international levels, as well as, obtaining positions teaching in university settings. The specializations for the D.M. in Performance and Pedagogy include Western classical music and Thai traditional music.
The D.M. major in Music Composition is for students who demonstrate a high level of creative ability in writing and arranging music and have a strong interest in its theoretical aspects. Students who complete a degree in this field are expected to achieve professional success as composers, arrangers, theorists or composition teachers, film composers, commercial orchestrators, or transcribers.
The D.M. major in Conducting prepares students for careers in higher education and in the professional world. During the program of study, students will study repertoire and technique specific to ensembles in both major and secondary areas. Demonstration of knowledge, skills, expressive fluency and general conducting competency will be developed through public performance preparation.
English is used for all instruction except for Thai music. The Doctoral Dissertation must be written in English.
|Coursework and Recitals||2 Years|
|Core Courses||4 Credits|
|Required Courses||14 Credits|
|Elective Courses||6 Credits|
|Recitals and Dissertation||36 Credits|
Doctoral Recitals and Dissertation
The final project, Doctoral Recitals and Dissertation, requires students to perform two solo recitals, one lecture recital and write the Dissertation, a book-length original research project in the student’s major area of study.
All students will attend an international academic work-study trip to a conference or other major event in their area of study.
Tuition and Fees
|Year 1||Sem 1||149,300 ฿|
|Sem 2||70,600 ฿|
|Year 2||Sem 1||72,300 ฿|
|Sem 2||67,800 ฿|
|Year 3||Sem 1||195,300 ฿|
|Sem 2||32,600 ฿|
|Year 4||Sem 1||33,300 ฿|
|Sem 2||32,600 ฿|
Students must have a Master’s degree in music performance, composition, or conducting from an accredited university and have a GPA of not less than 3.5
- English Proficiency test
IELTS not less than 5 or
TOEFL-IBT not less than 61 or
TOEFL-ITP not less than 500
- TIME Music Exams (Music Theory/History)
- English Proficiency (TOEFL, etc.)