Major: Performance Track


Performance Track

Specific Requirements for Performance Track
  1. You can declare as a music major without auditioning.
  2. Enroll in lessons with a department instructor.
  3. Join a department ensemble.
  4. Enroll in the recital preparatory course prior to the junior recital. *
  5. Give a public recital during both your junior and senior years.

* Changes to the performance track (7/1/21)

Coursework: Performance Track

Juries are no longer required for entrance to the performance track.

Students interested in the performance track are strongly encouraged to enroll in a recital preparatory class prior to scheduling their junior recital. The recital prep class is offered Winter Quarter, Fridays from 3:30–5:30 pm.   

Before enrolling in the recital prep class, students should:

  • have completed 3 or more quarters of lessons 
  • be recommended to the class by their applied teacher (instrument or voice teacher)
  • be a declared music major who has completed Music 7A 
After the recital prep class:

The student’s applied teacher will determine if the student should schedule the junior recital.

Some students may need to seek alternatives to scheduling a recital. The recital prep class and lessons can be very useful in preparing a student to give a lecture/demonstration (as part of their Music 195 senior capstone project for the theatre/history/ethnomusicology track).

Schedule options

Four-Year Schedule
  • Freshman/sophomore year: enroll in lessons with a department instructor.
  • Junior year: 30-minute junior recital.
  • Senior year: 60-minute senior recital.
Transfer and Two-Year Plans

Transfer students should enroll in lessons with a department instructor and plan on taking the recital preparatory course during winter quarter, prior to junior recital.

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