|Teacher Licensure: Instrumental||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|Teacher Licensure: Vocal||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|Teacher Licensure: General Music||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|Performance: Jazz Studies||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|BA in Music: Open Studies||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|BA in Music: Music Theory/Comp.||16-17||17-18||18-19||19-20||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
|BA in Music: Audio Recording Tech.||NA||NA||NA||NA||20-21||21-22||22-23||23-24|
Please observe the following Accompanist Request instructions and deadlines. All scores may be turned in to the Music Office or directly to Dr. Cayres.
All B.Mus. students must demonstrate performance skills sufficient to allow study at the advanced level. A satisfactory assessment in the advanced study jury will allow continued pursuit of the degree and must be achieved to enroll in Advanced Applied Study (MUS 3310 - 3363) and to schedule junior and senior recitals. The advanced study jury is generally completed after the fourth semester, but must be completed by the end of the sixth semester. Two attempts are permitted. Students who fail to achieve advanced standing after two attempts will not be permitted to continue in a B.Mus. program, but may change their major to the Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Advanced study juries are scheduled during final exam week. All students must perform repertoire that meets requirements set by the division of their enrollment. All students must sight read and play or sing scales. The examining committee consists of at least three faculty members of the Division (Instrumental, Voice, Keyboard, Jazz Studies). If the area is comprised of less than three faculty, other faculty will serve on the examining committee. All aspects of the exam (repertoire, scales, sight reading, etc.) must be performed satisfactorily. In addition, minimum academic standards set by the department must be maintained.
If you are planning to present a recital during the upcoming semester, make sure you register for the appropriate recital course on PAWS. In order to reserve a recital date, complete the appropriate Recital Request Form linked below. Recitals will be scheduled according to student seniority. All required degree recitals will be scheduled before any non-degree recital.
Recital Scheduling for Fall 2023 recitals will begin in April following the schedule below.
No fewer than two weeks prior to the recital, a recital jury must be performed. The piano technician must receive notification of time and place for the recital jury so that the piano to be used can be properly prepared. A committee of three faculty members, which must include the applied teacher, will hear the recital jury. Students must perform all recital material. During the recital jury, committee members provide written comments, assign letter grades, and authorize the performance of the recital. The approval of the committee is required for a public performance to take place and the recital requirement to be fulfilled. Those who perform degree recitals after midterm may be exempt from Juries at the discretion of the applied teacher.
Program notes are also required for all degree recitals. These notes are submitted to and printed by the students’ applied teacher. The Departmnet of Music Style Guide can provide information on proper formatting of titles for your program notes. Program notes must be submitted to the studio teacher and filed with the music department office.
Upon successful completion of the Recital Jury, please complete the Recital Program Online Submission Form. Please complete the form once per recital. In the case of a joint recital, all performers should collaborate on the completion of the Recital Program Form.
The Music Department's Events Calendar is now maintained online in the Concerts and Events Menu.
All student enrolled in B.Mus programs (Teacher Licensure or Performance) are required to demonstrate performance skills in a public forum each semester of their enrollment. All B.Mus students enrolled in applied study must perform on a division or general recital each semester of their enrollment unless exempted by the applied instructor. This requirement is waived in the semester a degree recital is given.
Students who feel they have legitimate grievances concerning policies or persons connected with the Department of Music should follow the steps listed below. If the grievance lies in the area of a grade appeal, please consult the EIU Grade Appeal website.
Health and Safety for Music Students
As musicians, it is important to consider how life choices can impact our own health and musical performance. The information provided below is intended to provide a broad introduction to health concerns of musicians, but is not intended to substitute for the expertise of health care professionals.
The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) can schedule a fitting for custom-made musician ear plugs for a fee of $52 each. You could choose one or two. To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Heidi Ramrattan, the audiologist in CDS, to schedule an appointment.
Honors Recital Auditions will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 beginning at 6:00 pm in the DFAC Recital Hall. Audition winners will be featured on the Honors Recital that will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Please download the following document for further information and the entry form. Entries are due to the Music Office no later than noon on Friday, February 3, 2023.
All students interested in completing an Independent Study project should complete this online form no later than the first three days of the semester. Please discuss your Independent Study proposal with your faculty sponsor prior to completing the form.
Instrument Check-Out Procedure
Once an appropriate instrument has been identified, you will complete this form with the assistance of the Instrument GA or David Boggs.
Please note that all university owned instruments must be stored in their assigned locker, not your personal locker.
When you are ready to check in your university-owned instrument, please complete this form. Although there are three scheduled check-in days in May 2023, you may request a check in any time before once your need for the instrument has passed.
If you wish to take your university-owen instrument home with you over school holidays or for a gig, you much complete this form.
Note: School owned instruments must be in their assigned lockers (not a personal locker) immediately following juries in the spring semester so a full inventory sweep may be completed.
The Department of Music has a limited number of wind and brass instruments available for rental to students interested in participating in music ensembles. The non-refundable fee for rental of the instrument will be as follows:
The rental fees cover the cost of routine maintenance and repairs due to wear-and-tear on the instrument. If an instrument is damaged due to negligence or carelessness on the part of the renter, the renter will be responsible for covering the repair cost.
Payment for instrumental rental will occur online using the EIU Cash Net system. The payment link will be made available on August 1st and will be open until October 1st of each academic year. Payment must be received prior to October 1st for fall semester rentals and February 1st for spring semester rentals. If not received, the student will no longer be permitted to use the instrument. Please contact Prof. Boggs for additional information.
If you put a lock on a locker and do not fill out the online form, the lock will be cut and your belongings will be confiscated. The first locker inventory sweep will begin on Monday morning of the second week of classes.
All students will submit a portfolio of their work at EIU during their final semester in residence on the EIU campus. Click here for additional information.
A failed music course may be repeated once to receive a passing grade as required by the degree program. Permission for a third attempt to pass the course may be granted upon approval of the instructor, advisor, and the department chair.
Eastern Illinois University prohibits relationship violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct in any of its employment situations or educational programs and activities (see https://www.eiu.edu/mandatedinformation/assault.php). It is the responsibility of faculty chairpersons, administrators, and supervisors to inform the appropriate offices about potential instances of sexual harassment. All other faculty and staff are expected to report these incidents as well. Employees who are not required to report include those who work in the Counseling Clinic and Medical Clinic. Students are encouraged to contact the confidential advisor, located in the Counseling Clinic, who is able to provide support and advocacy, and explore options.
Students who need to file a complaint have multiple options:
The Interpersonal Violence Awareness Team’s website has more helpful resources and information: .
EIU has an incident reporting form here:
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