Department of Music Handbook
All music majors will perform an applied jury for the music faculty at the conclusion of each semester. Music minors will perform an applied jury each semester; however, the first-semester jury is at the discretion of the applied professor. The purpose of this procedure is to collectively evaluate the musical progress of each student. Historical information about each composition and composer should be researched.
Several days prior to the jury date, a sign-up sheet will be maintained in the Music Office. Bring your Recital Attendance Calendar when you schedule your jury. Scheduling of a jury will only be permitted if the Recital Attendance Calendar is submitted to the music secretary. Minors should sign up for one five-minute time slot. Majors should sign up for two consecutive five-minute time slots (ten minutes). Schedule your jury time when your accompanist is available. (If you are performing a Continuation Jury, you should schedule three consecutive five-minute time slots--15 minutes total.)
Obtain a Jury Examination Form from the Department of Music website [Forms for Current Students]. Complete the form on-line, and print enough copies for the faculty jury panel. Bring the forms with you to your jury.
It is the responsibility of each student to maintain an accurate record of all music literature studied throughout the semester. Type this on the jury form (3 copies for vocal and 4 copies for instrumental) and return the forms to the applied professor at least one day prior to the jury date, unless your applied professor instructs you to simply bring the forms to the jury. Jury performance selections should be made in consultation with the applied professor.
Wind Instrument Jury: Students should be prepared to perform one selection with piano accompaniment. Additionally, scales, arpeggios, or other technical material relevant to your study will be requested. Pianists should be prepared to perform one primary selection and portions of other literature studied, as instructed by the applied professor.
Failure to be present, and perform, at the scheduled jury examination will result in the lowering of the applied grade by one letter. An "Incomplete" will temporarily be given, which must be removed during the following semester of residence, or the final grade will become an "F," as per the college catalog.
Failure to appear on time at the scheduled jury examination will result in an Incomplete for the current semester. The Incomplete must be removed during the following semester of residence, or the final grade will become an "F," as per the college catalog.
No jury is required during a semester in which a junior or senior recital has been given. Students presenting an elective recital must still jury.
Music majors must perform with a piano accompanist. Music minors are strongly encouraged to perform with a piano accompanist.