University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Music - Composition (DMA)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Music Theory and Composition
Description A taught graduate degree program at the Faculty of Music was inaugurated in 1954. The Faculty of Music currently offers graduate degrees in five areas of concentration and fosters the institutional alliance of all areas of advanced music study. In addition to our longstanding graduate degrees in the areas of composition, music education, and musicology, we have recently introduced master’s and doctoral degree specialisations in ethnomusicology as well as a doctoral degree in performance. Although music theory is not offered as a named degree specialisation, students in this field of study are welcome to enroll in our musicology degree programs. Graduates from all areas of our program occupy leading positions in music departments across Canada and around the world.
Website: Music - Composition (DMA) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants for the DMA in the Composition field must hold a Master of Music Performance degree specializing in Composition from the University of Toronto, or its equivalent from another recognized university, with an average standing of B+ or better. Two or more extended compositions in various media and a recording of at least one of these works must be submitted together with the application and complete academic credentials.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 25, 2017