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Online Doctor of Musical Arts, Musical Education (MusAD)

A Doctor of Musical Arts, Musical Education (MusAD) is a doctoral academic degree in music. This degree combines the advanced studies of a specific specialization, which can be music performance, composition, or conducting, with graduate-level academic studies of subjects that can include music history, music theory, and music pedagogy. Typically this degree program takes three years of full-time study to complete. The Doctor of Musical Arts, Musical Education degree prepares students to become professional performers, conductors, and composers. Boston University was the first to launch an online Doctor of Musical Education degree program.