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Jury Information

Requirements by Course Number

The teacher of record can request a jury of any student in any course number.

139 or 140 and 219 or 220:  one 12 minute performance exam during the freshman year, with the semester chosen at the discretion of the professor of record.  Piano accompaniment highly encouraged, except for percussion*;  divided jury of either woodwind or brass.

240:  20 minute performance exam before the appropriate brass, percussion, or woodwind faculty.  10 minutes must be with piano collaboration (except for percussion).  Contrasting styles are required;  orchestral or band excerpts can be used at teacher’s discretion.  240 must be passed by this faculty jury before 339 can be elected.

222:  12 minute performance exam before appropriate faculty at the discretion of the teacher of record.

340:  15 minute  exam before divided juries (woodwind or brass);  this exam will serve as senior recital approval, assessing whether the level is adequate for a recital performance.  Repertoire for the recital is not required for this exam, but can be used, if so desired.

440:  Senior recital.

425/426:  senior recital or divided jury.

539:  15 minute exam before a divided jury (woodwind, brass, or percussion), or Concerto Competition.

540:  Recital.

639: 15 minute exam before a divided jury (woodwind, brass, or percussion), or Concerto Competition.

891:  15 minute performance exam each semester before full Wind & Percussion Dept. faculty jury, except during semesters when a performance preliminary exam, Departmental Concerto Competition, or recital is performed.  At the discretion of the supervising faculty member, after completion of one semester of 891, a student will have the option of participating in a mock job interview, mock oral preliminary exam, or teaching a mock master class.   Students are encouraged to take 781 in preparation of any mock exam.

 

*all percussion juries will last 15 minutes

 

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