|Teacher Licensure: Instrumental||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||2020-21|
|Teacher Licensure: Vocal||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||2020-21|
|Teacher Licensure: General Music||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||2020-21|
|Performance: Jazz Studies||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||2020-21|
|BA in Music: Open Studies||NA||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||2020-21|
|BA in Music: Music Theory/Comp.||NA||2015-2016||2016-2017||2017-2018||2018-2019||2019-2020||2020-21|
|BA in Music: Audio Recording Tech.||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||2020-21|
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 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 the final week of classes or 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 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.
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 Concerts and Events Menu.
Due to space limitations and the challenges involved with public performance General Recitals will not be scheduled during the fall 2020 semester. Studio guest speakers, Division recitals, or division-level events may be scheduled on Fridays at 2:00; please watch for communication from your applied instructor regarding this issue.
The following information will be updated when General and Division recitals resume;
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.
In the event that a live concerto competition is not possible, students will submit a video recording with accompaniment for consideration by outside adjudicators. The accompaniment can be pre-recorded and then combined with the student’s performance with sound editing assistance provided by Kevin Di Bella or Conor Baltz. The winner(s) will have the opportunity to perform with the orchestra in the Spring 2021 semester. If that is not possible, an alternative prize will be decided at a later date.
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 8, 2021 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 11, 2021 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, Friday, February 7, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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. If not received, the student will no longer be permitted to use the instrument. Payment by check or cash is also available. Please contact Dr. 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.