For questions or more information, please contact your private lesson teacher for more information.
What is a jury?
Music students will participate in jury examinations at the end of each semester. Jury examination guidelines and requirements are determined by the individual faculty.
What should I wear to my jury?
For males: Slacks and a button-up shirt. Professional dress and business casual are expected. If unsure, consult your studio instructor.
For females: long dress or pantsuit. Professional dress and business casual are expected. If unsure, consult your studio instructor.
What do I have to bring to my jury?
You will need your repertoire list, program notes from the semester, jury sheets for each of the evaluators, and music for your accompanist (if applicable).
What is evaluated on my jury?
Performance, Technique, Sight reading/Improvisation, and Synthesis.
When do I find out my results?
It will be reflected as 25% of your final grade in studio lessons.
Jury comments will be distributed by your major performance instructor the following semester.
I just started at the music program. Do I have to have a jury?
ALL First Semester Freshman will be required to complete a jury.
I'm a minor. Do I have to have a jury?
ALL Students who take a Major Performance Area or Private Instruction Area (including minors) will be required to complete a jury.
I would like to move to a higher level. What do I have to do in my jury to advance?
To meet level requirements 2, 3, and 4, students performing in juries must reach 85% in each jury category to advance to the next level.
- MBT majors are required to reach level 2.
- Music Ed majors are required to reach level 3.
- Performance majors are required to reach level 4.
I performed in a recital this semester. Do I have to have a jury?
Students who perform a junior or senior recital during the first seven (7) weeks of that semester are required to complete a jury at the end of the semester.
Students who present a junior or senior recital during the last seven (7) weeks of the semester may be exempted from a jury, at the discretion of the major performance instructor.
What is a program note and how do I create it?