All entering freshmen shall meet the academic standards required by the university for
admission as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Every student, regardless of music degree program, will declare a
primary area of applied study (lessons on an instrument or voice).
To determine musicianship on an instrument or
in voice, all students applying (new or transfer) will perform an
Each performance area will determine the
specific components of the audition.
Using the information collected from the
Application and Scholarship Audition Form, and the quality of the
performance audition, the applied instructor and/or area coordinator will rate each student performance in their
declared primary area as:
- Admitted: Student is ready to begin
university level private lesson instruction.
- Not Admitted: Student lacks the background to
enroll in private lesson study at the university level. Not
admitted students are encouraged to seek private instruction off campus
and reaudition at a later date.
To determine general musicianship, all entering freshmen shall take the
Fundamentals Examination on the same day as their performance
audition. Similar to the performance audition rating, the
examination will determine the student's status as:
- Admitted: Student is ready to begin Music
Theory I and Aural Training I.
- Not Admitted: Student lacks the general music
background to pursue a music degree at UCM. Not admitted students are
encouraged to take advantage of the vast array of on line music theory
tutoring programs, in order to retake the
Music Fundamentals Examination at a later date.