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Admission to the Music Major and Upper Division

Acceptance to the Major is based on the following:

  • Full faculty jury exams upon completion of 112 and 211 (opportunity for the department to provide input on progress)
  • Passing Musicianship grades (C or above, Music 111/121, 112/122, 211/221, 212/222)
  • Recommendation of studio instructor & faculty vote at department interview
  • Students desiring to change their degree concentration in the junior or senior years, following formal acceptance into the Music Major, must present another concentration-appropriate full-faculty jury exam in that semester.
  • Transfer students seeking acceptance to the Music Major must complete full-faculty jury exams upon completion of 112 and 211.

Admission to Upper Division:

An official application to apply for a major is provided by the Registrar's Office to each sophomore at the beginning of spring semester. All students must fill out and submit the online application completely. A department interview (consisting of concentration declaration, career path questions, and faculty concerns of student progress) will be held during the spring semester after the application is completed.