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Student Resources

Information for New Incoming Graduate Students

Competitions and Awards

The Annual Young Artist Competition
Student Professional Development Grants

Doctoral Student Dissertation Research and Travel Support Program

The Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation

Undergraduate Forms

Undergraduate Independent Study Form
Percussion Sign-Out Form

Graduate Student Forms

Graduate Address Information Form
Graduate Independent Study Form
Request for Reordering DMA Final Recital and Research
Dissertation (EDT)

Jury Form

Graduate Program Checklists

Master in Music 
MM Committee Approval Form
MM Recital Hearing Form

Doctor of Musical Arts
DMA Committee Approval Form
DMA Recital Hearing Form
DMA Research Project Oral Confirmation Form
DMA Comprehensive Exam Schedule Form

Policies and Procedures

Undergraduate Student Policies
Incomplete Contract
Graduate Student Policies
Graduate Student Piano Proficiency Exams
Capstone Experience Requirements
Undergraduate Academic Progress Policy
Recording Policy and Recording Payment Form
Student Recital Policy and Procedures
Recital and Convocation Attendance
Graduate Student Manual (pdf)
School Jury Policies
Practice Rooms

General Requirements for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor Arts

It is possible to complete any of the curricula described below in eight regular semesters with careful planning. You may elect to take additional courses, lengthening the time spent in your degree program.

Proficiency Levels

Before graduation, you must satisfy a proficiency level (specified for each curriculum) in your principal performance area and in piano. In addition to fulfilling the proficiency level requirement in piano indicated in the curriculum, you are required to demonstrate proficiency in keyboard harmony and sightreading by passing a special examination. Music education majors must satisfy additional proficiencies.

You are required to take applied lessons on your principal performance medium each semester in residence. Proficiency levels in your principal performance medium are awarded at juries, which are usually given at the end of each semester. 

Secondary Applied Study

In rare cases in which a student is proficient in two different performance media, it is possible to pursue applied study on the second medium. The student must audition and be accepted on the principal medium and must also audition on the secondary medium. If the audition on the secondary medium is acceptable, the student will be permitted to study both principal and secondary media (pending studio availability) with the understanding that the initial designation of the principal medium and the secondary medium is permanent.

In extraordinary circumstances in which a student is highly proficient on both performance media, the student may petition to the Director of the School of Music to declare a double principal. This petition may be made only after a minimum of two successful semesters of applied study on both performance media. Approval of this declaration requires the unanimous support of both applied instructors and the coordinator of the student’s degree program. (If the student’s degree program is the BA in Music or the BM in Performance, the Director will designate a Coordinator in addition to the applied instructors to participate in the review of the petition.)

Major Ensemble Requirement

You must register for a major ensemble each semester of residence. Major ensembles are Music 100, 100A, 100D, 102, 103, 105, 183, and 183A. If you are a scholarship recipient, you may be called upon to render special service (as a participant in particular organizations or ensembles, as a piano accompanist, etc.) as designated by the school director.

Capstone Requirements

Senior-level capstone courses are required for all degree programs in the School of Music.