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« on: Nov 16, 2010, 01:28AM »

Hey All,

I'm considering a DMA program once I finish with my MM and have been doing some poking around various school websites. Not all schools offer DMA programs and not all programs are equal. I was looking for some input into schools that do offer DMA's in performance.

I am looking for a school in a large city (opportunity to play outside of school, teach, attend concerts), strong ensembles in the school, ideally a school that offers teaching assistant-ships, and obviously a great trombone teacher.

If it matters, I'm just making a list now to get some ideas, I wont be applying anywhere until Fall 2011.

Thanks!

Liz

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« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2010, 06:00AM »

Well two I can think of at the moment are MSM, and Uni of Maryland.  I know Arizona has a good one but not really in a city compared to ny.  Also Rutgers University might be something to look at it would be cheaper than the others and you are only about 40 min from ny and maybe hour or so from philly.  Also CCM has a good program.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2010, 06:12AM »

Boston University has an excellent DMA program: http://www.bu.edu/cfa/music/prospective/degrees/musad/
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2010, 08:53AM »

UNT and UT have good DMAs and the teachers are well connected in academia and have long, proven track records of landing their students college jobs. UNT is near both Dallas and Fort Worth (and not far from Oklahoma City). DFW has a very active performing scene. UT in Austin is also located in a city with an active live music scene. Both offer TA positions as well.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2010, 09:46AM »

Northwestern (Chicago)
Temple (Philadelphia)
Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Ditto on Rutgers. :)
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2010, 05:48PM »

If you are looking at trying to get a University position down the line, you should look into what schools have high placement rates for their DMAs.  The 3 that jump to my mind are Arizona State, North Texas, and Indiana.  There are other good programs, of course, but those 3 have a very strong record of employment.
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2010, 12:45PM »

Hey All,

I'm considering a DMA program once I finish with my MM and have been doing some poking around various school websites. Not all schools offer DMA programs and not all programs are equal. I was looking for some input into schools that do offer DMA's in performance.

I am looking for a school in a large city (opportunity to play outside of school, teach, attend concerts), strong ensembles in the school, ideally a school that offers teaching assistant-ships, and obviously a great trombone teacher.

If it matters, I'm just making a list now to get some ideas, I wont be applying anywhere until Fall 2011.

Thanks!

Liz



Hi Liz,

I hope you come visit us here at Arizona State to see what we have to offer! Ralph Sauer and Sam Pilafian head up one of the most unique low brass studios you could ever hope to find, and our ensembles are pushing the boundaries beyond just traditional wind band and orchestra settings. I am on faculty as a bass trombone specialist and would be happy to talk to you further about potential scholarship and TA opportunities. Shoot me a message any time, and check out our website at music.asu.edu

-Seth
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