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Welcome to the School of Music

Congrats! You're officially a student at the School of Music. Discover resources and important steps below.

Next Steps

NEW STUDENTS

1) Before classes begin

2) Register

1) Before Orientation

2) Take appropriate placement exams.

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

In response to the COVID-19 Health Emergency, the Graduate Advisory Exam in Music Theory will be administered online for the 2021/22 academic year. Complete details about the logon process will be sent out via email at the beginning of August; in the meantime, students should continue to review both diatonic & chromatic harmony as well as musical form. Please note that communicating or disseminating any information about the exam itself constitutes academic misconduct - see University Policy 6-400: Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities - and subject to any penalties stated therein. 

Test Degree Date Time Room
Music History MM/MA/DMA/PhD 8/12-8/18, 2021 90 mins Online
Music Theory

MM/MA/DMA/PhD

 

n/a Online
Diction DMA Vocal Perf TBA TBA TBA

Placement Exam Study Guides

  1. History Study Guide and Practice Exam
  2. Graduate Theory Placement Study Guide
  3. Theory Study Examples

3) Attend required graduate student orientation

August 20, 2021, 10am-12pm 
Dumke Recital Hall (rm400) 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.

1) Before classes begin

Placement Exam Study Guides

  1. Sophomores: Freshman Practice Capstone Examination
  2. Juniors: Sophomore Practice Capstone Examination

3) Register

STEP 1) Fill out private lesson application.

STEP 2) Make an academic advising appointment to confirm adherence to course requirements.

STEP 3) Register for courses.


CURRENT STUDENTS

Registration Steps

STEP 1) Make an academic advising appointment to confirm adherence to course requirements.

STEP 2)Register for private lessons once you receive your add code. If this is your first semester or did not take lessons during Spring 2021, please complete the private lesson application.

STEP 3) Register for courses.

STEP 4)  Audition for an ensemble

Graduation Requirements

  • Piano Proficiency Requirement All music majors should be enrolled for Keyboard each semester until the Piano Proficiency exam is passed.
  • Grade Minimum Requirement a grade of C or better is required for all music courses. Grades of C- or below in Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music degree programs and Minor in Music program will not satisfy this requirement.
  • University of Utah Graduation Requirements. The University of Utah requires additional general education and bachelor’s degree requirements for graduation.

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.

 

Resources

advising

Undergraduate
Academic Advising

Book an appointment

Create success and meet with an advisor about orientation, registering questions, and general advising.

Questions?

Jared Rawlings
Director of Undergraduate Studies
801-587-3691

Hasse Borup
Director of Graduate Studies
801-581-6692

Sasha Bainson
Academic Coordinator
801-585-6972

 

 

Last Updated: 12/7/21