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Upper Level Competency Review

 

Description

The Upper Level Competency Review occurs to ensure that music majors select and pursue the most suitable degree based on their abilities to ensure success in their chosen career path. A major-area committee (Music Studies, Sound Recording Technology, Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, or BA) will evaluate the student’s total performance and academic (music and core courses) records. The committee will then recommend  whether or not the student may advance to junior level standing in the major area.

 

 

Elements of ULCR

 

Academic Review

Requirements:

Completion of Music Theory I-III
Completion of Aural Learning I-III
Departmental Recital (see individual pages for specific requirements)
Piano Proficiency (see individual pages for specific requirements)
 

Also Considered:

Grades in required ensembles
Grades in applied lessons
Progress in General Education Core Curriculum
Fitness for the Teaching Profession (for Music Studies majors only)
 

Performance Jury

An extended jury that determines that the student meets proficient performance standards
Positive recommendation from the applied area faculty

 

 

 

 

 

Results

 

Pass

– Student may register for upper level (3000) courses in the major area

Deferral

– Student may NOT register for upper level (3000) courses in the major area; the ULCR will be rescheduled for the end of the next long semester.

Fail

– Student may NOT register for upper level (3000) courses in the major area; in effect, this terminates the student’s degree program

 

There are two possible results of a second ULCR (resulting from an initial deferral):

Pass

- Student may register for upper level (3000) courses in the major area

Fail

– Student may NOT register for upper level (3000) courses in the major area; in effect, this terminates the student’s degree program