Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a Practice Room without enrolling in a class?

No.

How can use the Listening Room?

The Listening Room is open to any student enrolled in Music 101, 111, 121, 122, 135, 137, 152, 200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213, 300, 301, 302 or 303.

How can I use the Piano Practice Rooms?

Piano rooms are limited to students enrolled in the following:

  • Music 200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213, 231, 252, 300, 301, 302 or 303
  • Music 101, 185, 250, 251, 299, 311, 312, 313, 314, 341, 351, 361, 400, 401, 402, 403, 431, 432, 433, 453, 501, 561, 601, 602, 603, 604, 611, 612, 613, 614, 621, 622, 623, 624, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 705, 711, 725, 751, 771 or 781

How can I use the Computer Music Rooms?
The Computer Music Rooms are for students enrolled in Music 161, 241, 242, 243, 244, 261, 281, 282, 291, 292, 293 or 294.  

How can I use the Percussion Practice Rooms?
The Percussion Practice Rooms are for students enrolled in Music 631, 632, 633, 634 or 765.  

What does it mean if a class in the schedule is broken down as lec and lab?
Some classes have both a lecture and lab component, and are listed as such in the schedule. Nonetheless, these are single class periods. For example,

8298 lec 1:30PM - 3:35PM M C.M. BLAKE FH 104
& lab 3:35PM - 5:40PM M C.M. BLAKE FH 104

is a single course that runs on Mondays from 1:30-5:40PM.

What are Directed Study (Music 185) and Music Honors (Music 299)?

In Directed Study and Music Honors, the student works on a musical project with guidance from an instructor. Students should outline the project with the instructor, enroll in the corresponding lab, keep a weekly journal, and meet with the instructor each week for guidance and to discuss progress on the project. Students must complete the required 13 hours in the practice room and complete the project to get credit for the class.

Students must check with the instructor before enrolling in either of these courses.

What does TBA mean?

Students should only enroll in a TBA (To Be Announced) section if they have other music classes at the same time. Students should check with the instructor before enrolling in a TBA section.

What does it mean to be a Music Major?

During your first semester as a Music Major, you should enroll in Introduction to Music Theory, Introduction to Keyboard Harmony, Piano, Current Musical Events (Music 152), and a Performance Ensemble.

For each subsequent semester you should enroll in Harmony, Musicianship, Keyboard Harmony, Piano, Current Musical Events (Music 152), and a Performance Ensemble. Additional requirements include Music Appreciation (Music 111) and electives.

Which classes qualify as a Performance Ensemble?

Performance ensembles include the Piano Ensemble (Music 351), College Choir (Music 501), Chamber Chorale (Music 561), Chamber Ensemble (Music 705), Rehearsal Orchestra (Music 711), Community Orchestra (Music 725), Percussion Ensemble (Music 765), Guitar Ensemble (Music 771) and Studio Jazz Band (Music 781).

Instrumental students who do not yet qualify for an instrumental performance class should enroll in one of the Choirs (Music 501 or 561).

What Music Department scholarships are available?

Most scholarships are limited to Music Majors, but there are some exceptions. Check the Music Office for application deadlines and requirements.

Scholarships/awards include the Marion Suovanen Memorial Scholarship, William D. Kevany Memorial Scholarship, Jazz Band Scholarship, Dr. Glynn T. Settle Memorial Scholarship, Robert E. Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship, Elizabeth R. Mayer Memorial Scholarship, Book Awards, Alice Sutton Scholarship, Lorraine Wyler Scholarship for Women: Most Improved Student, David A. Alpert Scholarship, Academic Achievement Awards, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Leslie P. Clausen Scholarship, Service Award, and Performance Audition Award.

These scholarships/awards are handed out at the end of either the Fall or Spring semester during the Honors Program.

How many times can I take a class?

Students may repeat certain classes up to three times, including Piano IV (314), Intermediate Piano (Music 341), Piano Ensemble (Music 351), Organ IV (Music 384), Classical Voice III (Music 403), Commercial Voice III (Music 433), College Choir (Music 501), Chamber Chorale (Music 561), Brass IV (Music 604), Strings IV (Music 614), Woodwinds IV (Music 624), Percussion IV (Music 634), Classical Guitar IV (Music 654), Chamber Music (Music 705), Rehearsal Orchestra (Music 711), Community Orchestra (Music 725), Wind Ensemble (Music 751), Percussion Ensemble (Music 765), Guitar Ensemble (Music 771) and Studio Jazz Band (Music 781).