Graduate Students

Juries ~ Fall 2014

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Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome! We are looking forward to your arrival at the University of Utah!

1) Before Orientation

2) Take appropriate placement exams.

All incoming graduate students must take a placement exam in music theory and music history.

Test Degree Date Time Room Bldg
Music History MM/MA Wed, Jan 7th 8:30 am – 12:40 pm Rm 302 DGH
Music History DMA/PhD Wed, Jan 7th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Rm 306 DGH
Music Theory

MM/MA/DMA/PhD

Thurs, Jan 8th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Rm 306 DGH
Diction DMA Vocal Perf TBA TBA Rm 410 DGH

Placement Exam Study Guides

  1. MM/MA History Study Guide
  2. PhD/DMA History Study Guide
  3. Graduate Theory Placement Study Guide
  4. Theory Study Examples

3) Attend required graduate student orientation

Friday, August 22nd
10:00-11:15 am
270 David Gardner Hall (DGH) (Map)

4) Register

STEP 1) Meet with your area head to determine courses for registration.

STEP 2) Obtain results from placement exams.

STEP 3) Fill out special registration forms, if applicable (private lesson, individual coaching, recital, research courses and thesis hours applications) and obtain appropriate signature(s) as specified on form.

STEP 4) Register for courses.

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Current Students

Registration Steps

STEP 1) Meet with your supervisory committee chair to determine courses for registration.

STEP 2) Fill out special registration forms for private lessons, individual coaching, recitals, research courses, and thesis hours applications.

STEP 3) Register for courses.

MM/MA Students Timeline for On-time Graduation

First Semester

Select Supervisory Committee by 8th week of semester. See Graduate Handbook for committee guidelines.

Second Semester

Complete Program of Study Worksheet by semester end.

Third Semester

Apply for graduation. Go to the Registrar's office Graduate Graduation information.

Fourth Semester

Schedule Oral Exam/Defense with the Academic Coordinator by completing Oral Exam Approval Form (link). See Graduate Handbook for rules and guidelines.

DMA/PhD Students Timeline for On-time Graduation

First Semester

Select Supervisory Committee by 8th week of semester. See Graduate Handbook for committee guidelines.

Second Semester

Complete Program of Study Worksheet by semester end.

Fifth Semester

Take Qualifying Exams after all coursework is completed. Apply for graduation. Go to the Registrar's office Graduate Graduation information for deadlines and instructions.

Sixth Semester

Schedule Oral Exam/Defense with the Academic Coordinator by completing Oral Exam Approval Form. See Graduate Handbook for rules and guidelines.

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Other School of Music Information

  • Ensemble auditions
  • Practice Rooms
  • Instrument Rental
  • Lockers
  • Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

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University of Utah Resources

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Last Updated: 11/25/14