DMA Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree specializing in church music is to equip persons with knowledge, attitudes, and skills that may be applied in research, performance, teaching, ministry, and denominational leadership in the field of church music. The Doctor of Musical Arts degree is designed to lead graduates to meet the following goals:

  • Mastery of a body of knowledge related to required course work
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Skill in planning and conducting ministry, classroom, or studio learning experiences
  • Attitudes and skills conducive to healthy interpersonal relationships
  • A high level of skill development in a chosen performing and/or research area

The DMA Director may be contacted by phone at (504) 282-4455, ext. 8238 or (800) NOBTS-01, ext. 8238 or by email at

Dr. Jessica McMillan

DMA Director



Dr. Jessica McMillan
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