Area & Progression Requirements
Some areas has a number of jury, proficiency, and other requirements specific to study in that area. Please contact the appropriate Area Coordinator for a copy of these requirements.
Some areas may have certain requirements that are to be completed before a student may progress to another level of study. These requirements may take the form of scale or sight-reading juries, Board interviews for music education majors (see below) or admission reviews for music theory, composition, and technology majors (see below). Specific information regarding progression requirements should be obtained from Area Coordinators.
Music Education Majors Board Interviews
Admission to Teacher Education (Music Education Admissions Board): By the end of the second year, students normally will apply for admission to Teacher Education. Admission requirements include:
- Successful completion of specified course work
- Minimum scores on the ACT or Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in music
- Overall GPA of at least 2.75
(See the Music Education Handbook for details about admission requirements).
Candidates are interviewed by an appointed Music Education Admissions Board. Upon receiving the positive recommendation from the Board, students are admitted to the Teacher Education Program and permitted to take required upper division education and music education courses.
Students who pursue the music education curriculum are subject to all rules and regulations of the teacher education program, which is housed in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, notwithstanding the fact that their degree will be awarded from the College of Music. Each student in music education is assigned an advisor from the Music Education Faculty. Further information about the Music Education Program may be obtained from the Coordinator of Music Education.
Theory, Composition, and Technology Admission
Entering freshmen (or transfer students) desiring to focus on theory, composition, and technology must interview with the area faculty on their audition day. They should declare either a theory track, composition track, or technology minor.