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General Requirements

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An audition is required for admittance to ALL degree programs in the Department of Music. Please see the Entrance Audition Process for details.

Department auditions take place in February, March and April. Detailed information about general requirements for admission to the Music Department can be found in the undergraduate catalog. All music majors are accepted into their intended majors conditionally. They must officially apply to their program of choice.

Applied Music

All Bachelor of Music degree students in the music studies program must successfully complete eight semesters of applied music (private lessons) on their principal instrument or voice. Likewise, the performance specialization also requires eight semesters of study and a public senior recital. Music business students and sound recording technology students are required to take six semesters of applied music.

Performance Evaluations

Undergraduate music students must participate in a variety of judged events such as panel evaluations, recitals and ensembles. They present opportunities for students to be evaluated on their performance progress and level of mastery. Additionally, all undergraduate music majors are required to attend ten concerts and/or recitals each semester from among those listed on the Department of Music Performance Calendar as part of Freshman Chorus (for freshmen) or Recital Attendance.