Music Major Tests and Barriers – Bachelor of Music degree
Upon entrance all students must take the THEORY PLACEMENT TEST. This will determine
your placement in the theory sequence.
Barrier to enter upper level theory:
- MUST 2314/2112 (Theory and Aural Skills IV) with at least a C
- Passing grade on the Theory Advancement Test
Transfer students must pass the Theory Advancement Test. Those unable to pass it will be placed in course-work suggested to remediate the areas of the test with which they have trouble.
If you do not pass the Theory Advancement Test you will not be able to complete a Bachelor of Music Degree.
Students wishing to be theory-composition majors apply to the theory faculty upon completion of the theory barrier for upper level theory.
Final recital/project: Theory/composition majors must present a final recital or project which is accepted by the theory/composition faculty.
Upon entrance: Audition for admission to music major numbers. If not admitted as a major into MUSA 1195 after two semesters,
you will not be able to complete a Bachelor of Music Degree.
If you have not been in applied lessons for two semesters, you must re-audition
If you flunk a jury, you must re-audition for continued applied study
In the fourth semester of study in MUSA 1195, you must apply for upper level study in your performance area.
If you are not admitted to upper level study in your area after 2 attempts, you may not continue as a music major.
To be allowed to audition for upper level lessons you must have at least a 2.5 average in your lower level major lessons.
Admission to upper level lessons is either as a performance major, a music education major or a theory composition major. A change of major request will require re-auditioning.
Final recital(s): Music education majors must present a senior recital which is accepted by the area faculty.
Music performance majors must present both a junior and a senior recital which is accepted by the area faculty.
- Prior to giving the recital you must pass a pre-recital hearing. If you do not pass this hearing after two attempts, you will not be able to complete a music degree.
- If you do not pass the recital itself within two attempts, you will not be able to complete a music degree