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Student Information & Forms

Advising/Registration/Course Sequences

  • All students must meet with their academic advisor at least once per semester prior to registration.
  • Please print out a copy of the Music Programming Sheet (Course Selection Form) and complete your list of courses prior to your advising meeting.
  • If needed, the name of your advisor may be found on PAWS.
  • Each student should follow the course sequence that corresponds to their catalog year. Course Sequences are linked in the chart below.

Course Sequences for 2012-2013
Course Sequences for 2013-2014

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
Teacher Licensure: Vocal 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Teacher Licensure: General Music 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Performance: Instrumental 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Performance: Keyboard 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Performance: Vocal 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Performance: Composition 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Performance: Jazz Studies 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
BA in Music: Open Studies NA 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
BA in Music: Music Theory/Comp. NA 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018

Accompanist Information for 2017-2018

Please observe the following Accompanist Request instructions and deadlines. All scores may be turned in to the Music Office or directly to Dr. Bowman.

  • Degree Recitals
    • Fall Semester: Piano scores, schedule, and repertoire list due no later than noon on Friday, September 1, 2017.
    • Spring Semester: Piano scores due no later than noon on Friday, January 19, 2018.
  • General Recitals
    • Students requesting accompaniment for a General Recital should submit their piano scores at least three weeks before the recital.
  • Advanced Study & Voice Jury Accompaniment
    • Fall Semester: Students requesting accompaniment for an Advanced Study Jury or Voice Jury should submit their scores no later than 4:30pm on Friday, November 10, 2017.
    • Spring Semester: Students requesting accompaniment for an Advanced Study Jury or Voice Jury should submit their scores no later than 4:30pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Degree Recitals

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 2018 semester will begin in September following the schedule below.  

  • Required Graduate Recitals and Senior Recitals -  Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Required Junior Recitals -  Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Required Sophomore Recital - Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Non-Degree Recitals - Monday, October 16, 2017

Recital Scheduling for the Fall 2018 semester will begin in March following the schedule below :       

  • Required Graduate Recitals and Senior Recitals - March 30, 2018
  • Required Junior Recitals - April 13, 2018
  • Required Sophomore Recitals - April 20, 2018
  • Non-Degree Recitals - April 27, 2018

Department Events

The Music Department's Events Calendar is now maintained online in the Events and Festivals menu.

Division and General Recitals for 2017-18

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. Bowman.

ESO Concerto Auditions: Monday, October 30, 2017

General Information for Music Students


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.

1. Schedule an appointment with the faculty member and talk with him or her directly about the issue.

2. If the issue remains unresolved, bring your complaint to the department chair.

3. If not satisfied with the outcome at the departmental level, you may address your complaint with the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Health and Safety for Music Students

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 - Spring 2018

Honors Recital Auditions will be held on Monday, March 5, 2017 beginning at 3:00pm in the DFAC Recital Hall. Audition winners will be featured on the Honors Recital that will be held on Sunday April 15, 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 9, 2018.

Independent Study

All students interested in completing an Independent Study project should complete this form no later than the first three days of the semester.

Instrument and Locker Check-Out Information

Instrument and Locker Check-out will be handled by:

Locker Check-Out Procedure:

  • Find a locker without a lock on it that will fit your instrument(s) appropriately.
  • Put a lock on it. The lock must be a combination lock, not a keyed lock.
  • Immediately fill out the paperwork outside of the Band GA office (0352).

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.

Instrument Check-Out Procedure:

  • Pick up the Instrument Rental forms outside of the Band Office and fill them out.
  • See Don Fisher in the Band Office during his office hours to finalize the paperwork.
  • Pay the Instrumental Fee as needed--see below.

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.

Instrument Rental

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:

  • $225 per year for Music Majors renting their primary instrument.
  • $60 per semester for Music Minors renting their primary instrument and for Music Majors renting a secondary instrument.
  • $40 per semester for Non-Music Majors or Non-Music Minors, and for all Athletic Bands.

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.

Portfolio Assessment

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.

Teacher Licensure Students

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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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