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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 the 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 (4 semesters for BM & BA; 3 semesters for SRT)
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 and a positive recommendation from the applied area faculty member(s).

 

Results

 

First Attempt

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Pass

You may register for upper level (3000 or 4000) courses in your major's area.

Deferral

You may NOT register for upper level (3000 or 4000) courses in your major's area and your ULCR will be reviewed again at the end of the next long semester.

Fail

You may NOT register for upper level (3000 or 4000) courses in your major's area and you will be required to change your major to a different degree (possibly within music).

Second Attempt (if a deferral was given in your first attempt)

Pass

You may register for upper level (3000 or 4000) courses in your major's area.

Fail

You may NOT register for upper level (3000 or 4000) courses in your major's area and you will be required to change your major to a new degree (possibly within music).