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Recitals and Juried Exams

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Intermediate Level Examination (Level III)

The Intermediate Level Examination (Level III) is a juried examination typically done at the end of the second year of study. For students whose concentrations do not require a Senior Recital (B.A. students in either Music History or Theory/Composition), this examination is the capstone performance experience. For students whose degrees or concentrations do require a Senior Recital (B.A. students in either Jazz Studies or Performance, as well as Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science in Music Education students), this examination must be passed before they are accepted for study in MU 234.

Students are expected to prepare 15-20 minutes of music in consultation with their applied lesson teacher and to provide a formal program that includes title and date of the compositions (and movements if applicable), name and dates of the composers, and timings. Please bring 11 copies of the program (NOTE: the Office will not provide copies). Faculty members who make up the jury may ask the student general questions about the pieces, the composers, related compositions, etc.

Students are expected to show significant progress from their Music Major Audition (Level II) and should demonstrate the ability to control their performance medium in several contrasting styles. Students must have performed on at least two Student Performance Recitals before they are eligible for this examination. Jazz Studies concentrators and B. S. students studying jazz repertoire have special requirements. These examinations are held during the first and last weeks of each semester and are scheduled by the Music & Dance Department Office.

Solo Recital Examination (Level IV)

Successful completion of this examination is required for all students presenting a Senior Recital (MU 250) as well as Bachelor of Music students presenting a Junior Recital (MU 150). This examination must be taken 4-6 weeks prior to the date of the recital. The student must be able to perform their entire recital program, must have all performers present, and must provide a formal program as described in the Intermediate Level Examination (Level III) above. A Recital Request Form (blue form) must be completed and returned to the Department Office prior to your Level IV.

Students must have performed on at least four Student Performance Recitals before they are eligible for this examination. An unsuccessful Solo Recital Examination (Level IV) may result in the recital being postponed or canceled. Jazz Studies concentrators and B. S. students studying jazz repertoire have special requirements. These examinations are scheduled as needed by the Music & Dance Department Office.

Junior Recitals

Only Bachelor of Music students are required to perform a Junior Recital (MU 150). Students should work closely with their applied lesson teachers to make sure that the repertoire they select is appropriate for their performance area. Required Junior Recitals are scheduled through the Department Office. A Solo Recital Examination (Level IV) must be passed four to six weeks prior to the recital date, and is also scheduled through the Department Office.

Students in other degree programs may opt to do a non-required recital. These recitals may be scheduled through the Music & Dance Department Office by the applied lesson teacher.

Senior Recitals

Music Education students, Bachelor of Music students, and Bachelor of Arts students with Performance or Jazz Studies concentrations perform a Senior Recital (MU 250) as the capstone experience in the performance area. Students should work closely with their applied lesson teachers to make sure that the repertoire they select meets the guidelines of their degree or concentration. Jazz Studies concentrators and B. S. students studying jazz repertoire have special requirements.

Senior Recitals are scheduled through the Department Office. A Solo Recital Examination (Level IV) must be passed four to six weeks prior to the recital date, and is also scheduled through the Music & Dance Department Office.

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