Voice students may be disqualified from the major or concentration at any time during the course of study by vote of the voice faculty. Students who have been disqualified must re-audition for acceptance at the major or concentration level. There is no guarantee that such students will be allowed to register for secondary voice lessons or that they will be readmitted at the major or concentration level after a period of secondary or private study.
All voice students are expected to make progress toward their degrees each semester. If the voice faculty finds that a student is not making sufficient academic progress, that student may be disqualified from the voice major or concentration. The College of Music is also closely monitoring academic progress and taking action where there are concerns.
It is expected that all undergraduate and master’s voice majors and concentrations will enroll in voice each long semester until their requirements are met (either by completing the senior or master’s recital for performance majors or the concentration proficiency for concentrations.) Students who fail to receive a passing grade (i.e. other than “I”, “W”, “WF” or “F”) for two long semesters may be required to re-audition for acceptance as a voice major or concentration.
A grade of “I” (“Incomplete”) will only be given for verified medical reasons with permission of the major professor. Make up juries will be held on the Tuesday afternoon immediately following jury week. If the student is still not capable of completing the exam they will sing the jury at the first departmental date at the beginning of the following semester. Make-up juries may not be done after these dates.
All voice students are expected to make progress toward their degrees each semester. If the voice faculty finds that a student is not making sufficient academic progress, that student may be disqualified from the voice major or concentration at any time. The College of Music is also closely monitoring academic progress and taking action where there are concerns.
Juries - General Information
All Undergraduate and Master’s degree students enrolled in voice lessons are required to perform a jury at the end of each semester, except the semester in which the student completes a degree recital (the required Junior, Senior, or MM recital) or recital option for fifth-semester Concentration students described below.
Faculty studio classes are scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Teaching Fellow studio classes will be scheduled at other times. While individual studio attendance policies may vary, students should not ask to be excused from these classes, as they are considered an essential component of voice training.
Current information and announcements for voice students will be posted on the division bulletin board across from Room 216 (near the Choir Room). Voice students are responsible for information posted on this board. Announcements of job openings, competitions, recitals, etc., will be posted on this board. Please check this board frequently.