Sacred Music DMA Preparation
Date: June 24, 2015
I am planning on applying to several sacred music DMA programs and am wondering about books or suggestions for preparing for the entrance exams and auditions. For example, some schools tests on choral literature, sight-singing, pitch retention, harmonic function, tonal analysis, 20th century analysis, score identification, listening identification, and music history. I have been out of school for a few years and would like to brush up on some of these skills.
I realize there are also a number of church music DMA's. Do you feel these would be limiting when compared to sacred music DMA's? Should I expect that church music degrees will focus equally on both CCM and classical music, or one over the other?
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