Mongolian music workshop at UVM

All music majors and minors are assigned a full-time music faculty member as an academic advisor, with expertise in the student's area of study.

Meeting with your advisor

Students should plan to have a meeting with their advisor at least once a semester to discuss their schedule for the following semester and review their progress within their course of study as well as the college distribution requirements. Advisors can also help with internships and career planning.

Declaring a major or minor

All students wishing to become music majors must first pass the Entrance (Level II) Audition (except concentrators in Music Technology and Business, who must pass the Entrance Audition before their Senior Project or Internship).

Declare the music major or minor through the myUVM portal.

There is no audition required to declare a music minor.

Advising for a music minor

Music minors are assigned an advisor in the department based on their instrument(s) and interests. Please e-mail us if you need an advisor to be assigned to you. We also offer group advising sessions for minors twice a year, usually in April and November.


Course substitution, transfer credits, and credit for high school AP courses should be discussed with the program head rather than the academic advisor.

Extended absences, leaves of absence, study abroad, and similar large-scope issues should be discussed with an advisor in your college dean's office.

Advisor changes

If you would like to change your advisor, please e-mail us or visit the office.

Music Advisors

B.A. Classical Performance:

B.A. Jazz Studies:
Prof. Alex Stewart

B.S. Music Education:
Prof. Andrea Maas

B.A. Music Technology and Business
Prof. David Feurzeig

B.A. Music History and Literature
Prof. Yutaka Kono

B.A. Music Composition and Theory
Prof. Patricia Julien

Your current advisor appears on myUVM under the Advising link on "My College/School."