Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Entrance Requirements

Incoming students in the Music Degree programs will be examined in two areas: practical piano skills and performance.

  1. All incoming Majors and Minors must audition for the music faculty during the first week of their first semester in residence. There are three results to the incoming auditions: Admittance into the Dept of Music as a major or minor, Provisional Status (in which the student must take lessons and re-audition the following semester) and No Admittance.

  2. A functional piano performance exam will be given to all incoming music majors. The details of the exam are given in the Piano Proficiency Folder and available upon request to any current or prospective student. If students are unable to pass the exam they are required to take piano lessons (MUPF 151)  starting no later than the second semester in residence.  Modification to the piano performance exam can be made in the event of physical handicap.

  3. Success in Music Theory I (MUCT 111) requires basic background knowledge of music theory.  Incoming students with theory deficiencies are encouraged to study during the previous summer.  The fundamentals of music may be learned online or through self-guided texts or software.  Contact the Southwestern Adventist University music department for further information.

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