The Doctoral School of Music was established in 2001 by Order of the Minister of Education and Research no. 4227/02.08.2001, which granted the “George Enescu” University of Arts the status of Institution Organizing Doctoral Studies (I.O.D.). The foundation act specifies that, at that moment, the structure of the IOD included only PhDs in Music.

When the Doctoral School was set up, there were only 3 doctoral supervisors: prof Mihail Cozmei, PhD, prof. Viorel Munteanu, PhD, and scientific researcher I, Gheorghe Firca, PhD; later, as the development continued, the Doctoral School was joined by musical specialists from all fields of art and the science of sounds: prof. Nicolae Gâscă, PhD, specialist in choir conducting, the composer and musicologist Gheorghe Duțică, maestros Bujor Prelipcean, Dan Prelipcean and Constantin Stanciu (members of the quartet Voces), musicology specialists and academics Laura Vasiliu and Carmen Chelaru, composer, conductor and musicologist Leonard Dumitriu, pianist and academic Tatiana Pocinoc, composers Ciprian Ion and Dan Spînu, horn player and prof. Petrea Gîscă, singer and prof. Cristina Simionescu.

The Doctoral School of Music within UNAGE in Iasi organizes two types of doctoral studies: a professional PhD (with the subfields Musical Interpretation and Musical Composition) and a scientific PhD (Musicology). By including them, our objective is to cover a wide area of ​​musical interest, both in terms of performers (singers, instrumentalists, conductors) as well as musicologists.

The mission of the school in general and of each supervisor in particular is to offer PhD students a wide insight into the musical phenomenon, as a result of combining grace, talent, knowledge and research, to instill in them the desire for self-improvement and ongoing learning/research, to inoculate them with the ambition to express themselves through writing, to broaden their musical horizon towards other related areas of art and beyond.
The curricula are closely related to and adapted to the aspects mentioned above, including methodology and stylistic issues, techniques and principles, orientation directions, being equally adapted to the requirements of professional ethics and deontology.

Our long-term vision is to bring on board new PhD supervisors, Romanian and international academics recognized for their merits, to create bridges to other doctoral schools in the country and abroad, to ensure our doctoral students have the best conditions to study and display their skills, to inspire the healthiest skills of scientific research. We are equally concerned with the results of our work, as well as with our visibility at national and international level, aspects which, at least for the time being, are at very good levels.