Advising and Placement
Advising Sign-Up for Music Majors (click at left for sign-up)
Music students with 60 hours or more of credit must meet with a Department of Music advisor before registering for classes each semester. You may sign up for an advising appointment via the link above. Students may also consider meeting with faculty advisor Tonu Kalam for music department or overall academic plan advising.
Keyboard Placement (click at left for sign-up)
The Bachelor of Music degree has a two credit keyboard skills requirement that may be fulfilled by taking classes chosen from MUSC 100, 136, 200 (with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies), and 236. In most cases, BM majors with no prior keyboard experience will enroll in MUSC 136 (Fall) and MUSC 236 (Spring). A student may place out of half or all of the requirement by passing half or all of a Keyboard Skills Placement/Exemption Test, which is offered in the days surrounding the beginning of classes each fall and spring semester. You can view a sample exam here.
Music Theory Placement (click at left for a sample exam)
The registration process for music theory courses in the department begins with a theory diagnostic exam prior to the start of each fall semester. This exam helps students to identify the courses best matched to their theory background, from which they continue into a course of study that corresponds to their degree program, interests, and area(s) of specialization. Any student who intends to major in music and any student who intends to take MUSC 131 in the spring should take the Theory Diagnostic Exam. You can find more detailed information and a sample placement exam via the link above. Click here to take the exam: Theory Diagnostic Exam. If you have questions or need to discuss special circumstances with regard to your theory placement, please contact Professor Jocelyn Neal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catalog (click at left)
The Catalog (link above) is the most authoritative resource for all information about degree programs and courses in the Department of Music. It contains detailed requirements for all Department degree programs (B.A., B.M., music minor) and emphases, as well as a complete list of music courses with descriptions.