Scope. The advisory committee, in consultation with the student, is charged with planning the student’s program of study, specifying research skills requirements, arranging for and administering the comprehensive examinations, approving the topic for the document or dissertation, approving and evaluating recital requirements, and approving the student’s defense of his or her research.
Composition. The committee must consist of a minimum of three UGA graduate program faculty members, including the committee chair. Included among the advisory committee for the Doctorate of Musical Arts are three faculty members representing any elected minor field of concentration and at least one academic area (musicology/ethnomusicology, composition/music theory, or music education/music therapy). Additional voting members may be appointed to the committee, including no more than one non-UGA faculty member, who must hold the terminal degree in their field of study. If there are more than three members, there must be greater than 50% UGA graduate program faculty representation.
Appointment. The graduate coordinator of the School of Music recommends an advisory committee to be appointed by the dean of the Graduate School during the student’s first year of enrollment. Recommendations for advisory committee membership, and replacements should vacancies occur, must meet with the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and the School of Music and the dean of the Graduate School.
When nominating a non-UGA committee member, the graduate coordinator must submit the nominee’s current CV/resume with the appropriate forms and a letter addressed to the dean of the Graduate School explaining why the services of the non-UGA committee member are requested. The non-affiliated member must attend meetings associated with the appointment.