Table of Contents

Music Student Handbook

Letter of Introduction

Music at Gustavus: A Commitment to Community

Section 1: General Information for Music Students

  • The Facility
  • Departmental Overview
  • Department of Music Office
  • Music Lab
  • Student Storage Space
  • Instrumental Rental Policy
  • Room Keys
  • Room and Concert Hall Reservations
  • Music Rooms Fair Use Policy
  • Lost and Found
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use

Section 2: Faculty, Staff, and Organizations

  • Department of Music Faculty
  • Area Coordinators
  • Office of Fine Arts
  • The Music Council

Section 3: Academic Considerations for Music Students

  • Curriculum I and The Arts (ARTS)
  • Introductory Courses
  • Curriculum II
  • The Music Major
  • The Music Minor
  • Music Department Guidelines for Independent Study Proposals

Section 4: Applied Lessons

  • Overview
  • Registration and Audition Procedure
  • Performance Requirements for Applied Lessons
  • Double Performing Areas
  • Practice Facilities
  • The Jussi Bj√∂rling Music Scholarship Program
  • The Gustavus Music Colloquium Series

Section 5: Ensemble Performance

  • Overview
  • Registration and Audition Procedure
  • Vocal Ensembles
  • Instrumental Ensembles
  • Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

Section 6: Departmental Performance Philosophy

  • Desired Outcomes of Individual Study
  • Why Perform?
  • The Performance Pyramid

Section 7: Solo Performance Opportunities for Students Enrolled in Applied Lessons

Required Performances
  • Studio Classes and Area Seminars
  • End-of-Semester Auditions
  • Music Majors
  • Jussi Björling Scholarship students
Optional Performances
  • Departmental Student Recitals
  • Student Recitals
  • Christ Chapel Performances
  • Concerto-Aria Competition
  • Senior Honors Recital

Section 8: Recital Policies and Guidelines

  • Required Recitals
  • Student Recitals: Policy and Practice
  • Auditions
  • Programming
  • Reserving a Recital Date
  • Printed Programs
  • Scheduling Rehearsals
  • Specific Recital Guidelines
  • Monday Night Recitals
  • Saturday Showcase Recitals
  • Informal Junior/Senior Recitals
  • Concerto-Aria Competition Audition Information
  • Senior Honors Recital Audition Information

Section 9: Accompanists

  • Accompanist Policy

Section 10: Specific Advising information for Music Majors

Section 10.A
  • The Major in Music
  • Formal Declaration
  • Areas of Emphasis
    • Arts-Management
    • Music-Business
    • Music-Computer Science
    • Music-Theatre
    • Music-Therapy
Section 10.B
  • Music Education Licensure
    • Regarding Education Courses
    • Program Requirements
    • Piano Proficiency Policy
    • Improvisation Requirement
Section 10.C
  • Sample Course Schedules for Music Majors
    • Major in Music
    • Major in Music Education
    • Music Education: Instrumental Licensure
    • Music Education: Vocal Licensure
    • Music Education: Vocal and Instrumental Licensure
Section 10.D
  • Honors Programs
    • Honors in Performance
    • Honors in Composition
    • Honors in History-Literature
Section 10.E
  • The Sophomore Review
  • Music Major Portfolio
Section 10.F
  • The Senior Music Major Capstone Experience
Section 10.G
  • Continued Graduate Study
  • Career Opportunities for Music Majors
    • Composition
    • Education
    • Music Industry
    • Performance

Form Index

General Forms

Recital Forms

Forms for Music Majors

The Sophomore Review

Senior Capstone Experience

Honors Program Forms

MUS 395: Honors in Performance

MUS 396: Honors in Composition

MUS 397: Honors in History-Literature

Revised: July 2012