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The University of Alabama

Department of Music

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Music is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Wind conducting
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Choral conducting
Master of Music (MM) Wind conducting
Master of Arts (MA) Music education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Master of Music (MM) Arranging
Master of Music (MM) Musicology
Master of Music (MM) Church music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Choral conducting
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Theory

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 18
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam audition exam
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Recital
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam audition exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam; recital (for some majors)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
56
Accepted
22
Enrolled
73%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes
Winter deadline September 1st September 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Audition exam
Master's Degree Requirements Audition in the major instrument or area
Doctoral Degree Exam Audition exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Audition in the major instrument or area

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American 7.94%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.59%
Asian 3.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.59%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 0
Male (28)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Performance practice, musicology, theory, composition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Mr. Charles G. Snead
Director
Email: ssnead@music.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-7110
Fax: 205-348-1473

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