Applied Music: Make-up Policy (private lessons)
The applied instructor has no obligation to give make-up lessons or to review other course responsibilities missed by a student as a result of absence. Although the instructor may accept a student’s cause for an absence as a basis for making up lessons or course requirements, the responsibility for making up work missed during an absence rests with the student.
However, if the instructor is absent from a student’s scheduled lesson, the student can expect to have that lesson made up or to have an equivalent experience provided, such as a master class, to be arranged at a mutually convenient time for both the student and the instructor.
Applied performance and composition jury examinations occur each semester, usually immediately preceding or during examination week. The faculty for each area comprises the jury for these examinations.
All music majors studying in their principal applied medium and all composition majors are required to take jury examinations. Some applied areas have varying requirements for non-music majors and music minors, as well as music majors and minors in secondary performance media; see area coordinators or Chair of Music Composition/History for details.
Failure to meet expected standards in weekly applied lessons or in jury examinations will be reflected in the course grade. A grade lower than “C” will result in probationary status in applied instruction or composition for the following semester. The appropriate chair will send a letter to the student indicating the reasons for the probationary status, its duration and recommended action for its removal. If the student eliminates the identified deficiencies within the probationary period, the probationary status will be lifted and permission will be granted to continue instruction as required in the student’s degree program option. If conditions for removal of the probationary status are not met, the student will be denied registration in applied instruction or composition in the student’s degree program option. After one semester, the student may apply to the appropriate faculty for reinstatement.
Jury examinations are appropriate times for students to express their interest in change of emphasis or degree program within the College of Musical Arts.
Large performing ensembles are open to any University student possessing the necessary ability. An audition may be necessary; see the conductor. All credit earned in large ensembles is placed on the student’s permanent academic record. Before auditioning or registering for any ensemble, the student should consult his/her advisor, the ensemble director and the studio teacher. The appropriateness of the ensemble for the student’s program and needs must be considered.
Large ensembles include: Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, University Band, Wind Ensemble, Athletic Band, Jazz Lab Bands I and II, A Cappella Choir, Collegiate Chorale, University Choral Society, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Philharmonia (orchestra).
Small ensembles are formed on demand and all carry the same course number, MuSP (or MuCT) 300/400/500. Small ensembles include: groups of like or mixed instruments, chamber ensembles, jazz combos, brass choir, piano accompaniment, music theater productions and others. See Small Ensemble Registration for further information.