Note: The 2017-2018 documents contains both a Curriculum Sequence and an Advising Checklist.
|Teacher Licensure: Instrumental||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
|Teacher Licensure: Vocal||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
|Teacher Licensure: General Music||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
|Performance: Jazz Studies||2014-2015||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
|BA in Music: Open Studies||NA||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
|BA in Music: Music Theory/Comp.||NA||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019|
Please observe the following Accompanist Request instructions and deadlines. All scores may be turned in to the Music Office or directly to Dr. Cayres.
If you are planning on presenting a recital during the upcoming semester, make sure you register for a recital on PAWS. In order to reserve a recital date, complete the Recital Request Form and submit to the Music Office by noon of the appropriate date listed below. Recitals will be scheduled according to student seniority. All required degree recitals will be scheduled before any non-degree recital. A copy of the available recital dates and times will be posted outside the music office. As upperclass recitals are scheduled, the list of available dates and times will be updated. Please check the posted schedule before you turn in your form to ensure that your requested dates are still available.
Recital Scheduling for the spring 2019 semester will begin in September 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. The approval of the committee is required for a public performance to take place. The approval of the committee and the public performance are necessary for the requirement to be fulfilled. Program notes are also required for all degree recitals. These notes are submitted to and printed by the students’ applied teacher. During the recital jury, committee members provide written comments, assign letter grades and authorize the performance of the recital. Those who perform degree recitals after midterm may be exempt from Juries.
If permission for public performance is given, complete program content must be submitted to the Performance Area Coordinator, by the student’s applied teacher, within 24 hours following the jury. Electronic submission is required. Program notes must be submitted to the studio teacher and filed with the music department office.
The recital program document should include:
The Music Department's Events Calendar is now maintained online in the Events and Festivals menu.
For students requesting a General Recital, please note that the deadline to submit piano scores is three weeks prior to the recital. Scores may be submitted to the music office or directly to Dr. Cayres.
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.
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 4, 2019 beginning at 6:00pm in the DFAC Recital Hall. Audition winners will be featured on the Honors Recital that will be held on Sunday April 7, 2017 at 6:00pm. Please download the following document for further information and the entry form. Entries are due to the music office no later than Noon, Friday, February 8, 2019.
All students interested in completing an Independent Study project should complete this form no later than the first three days of the semester.
The purpose of this concert and scholarship competition is to promote the study and performance of Italian music, supporting the mission of the Associazione L’Italia Fenice to preserve the expression of Italian cultural traditions. The competition is open to all EIU music students and three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. Please download the following document for further information and for the entry form. Entries are due to the Music Office no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. The competition will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
If you put a lock on a locker and do not fill out the paperwork, 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.
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 are designed to 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. Please contact Dr. Alicia Neal for additional information.
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.