Juries & Assessments

Spring 2013 Jury Schedules

All students performing a jury MUST sign up on the appropriate sheet located on the board outside the Conservatory Office in order to have your jury scheduled.

Applied Music Juries

Applied music students are to appear before a jury of members of the music faculty at the end of each semester for a playing examination. Solo repertoire, scales and technique/etudes, and sight reading will constitute the examination. All first-year students, fall semester sophomores, and upper class students who have not performed a half or full recital during the semester must perform a jury. Student performing a half or full recital will be assigned a panel of faculty members to evaluate the recital. This takes the place of a jury for the recital semester. Juries are scheduled at the end of each semester, usually during reading days. Please be sure that you and your students have all forms ready for the panel along with copies of the compositions that will be performed


FORM INSTRUCTIONS:
Please print all forms single-sided, use pen, and do not staple. Forms print better if you download and open in Adobe Acrobat.


Click here for Brass/Percussion/Woodwind Jury Form

(PLEASE COMPLETE PAGE 1 AND ITEMS SHADED IN YELLOW ON PAGE 2)


Click here for Piano Jury Form

(PLEASE COMPLETE PAGE 1)


Click here for Strings Jury Form

(PLEASE COMPLETE PAGE 1 )


Click here for Voice Self Evaluation Form and Voice Jury Form

(PLEASE COMPLETE VOICE SELF EVALUATION FORM AND TOP HALF OF THE VOICE JURY FORM)


Evaluation Requirements for Music Majors

  • Students are to appear before a jury of members of the music faculty at the end of each term of the school year for a performance examination.
  • All first-year students, fall semester sophomores, and upper class students who have not performed a half or full recital during the semester must perform a jury.
  • All Wagnild Scholars, regardless of degree program or major, and students registered for MUS 231 must perform a jury

Students performing a half or full recital will be assigned a panel of faculty members to evaluate the recital

Studies, etudes, scales and/or a prepared piece(s) will constitute an examination. Voice students will perform two pieces from memory; one of their own choosing, and one selected by the voice faculty from a listing of three or more offered numbers, determined by the student's current level of voice proficiency

At the completion of each academic year the progress of each student will be reviewed by the faculty. If insufficient progress is noted, the student will be notified in writing

Students will be notified during the semester about deadlines for submitting all jury forms.

 


Applied Music Assessment

Music students participate in juries and/or assessments as part of their applied music studies.  All students performing an Assessment must complete an Instrument/Vocal Jury Form (as indicated) AND the shaded portion of the Assessment & Performance Evaluation Form, below.

Click Here for the Assessment & Performance Evaluation Form

(PLEASE COMPLETE ONLY THE ITEMS SHADED IN YELLOW)


Bachelor of Music Guidelines

Sophomore Assessment

Sophomore Applied Music Assessment takes place during the fourth semester of private instruction on the principal instrument/voice, typically in the spring semester of the sophomore year, and replaces the jury. The musical assessment is intended to evaluate a student’s progress in performance skills, and comprehensive musicianship, including a brief presentation about the repertoire performed that will include formal analysis and historical data. All assessments are videotaped and can be used as part of the student graduation portfolio. This assessment counts as one-third of the semester grade. The studio teacher will provide two-thirds of the semester grade for work accomplished during the term. Students must successfully complete the sophomore assessment with a grade of B or higher in order to be admitted to upper level study in the BM degree program

Evaluation Requirements: Instrumental

  • Perform a prepared solo or group of pieces (15-20 minutes)
  • Sight-read an excerpt chosen by studio teacher (3 minutes)
  • Give a presentation about one movement or piece (7-10 minutes)
    • The presentation will include historical context and elements an intelligent but uninformed audience might listen for. The presentation will also include a formal analysis, addressing two levels: on a macro level, an overall structural analysis of the whole piece or movement, and on a micro level, a comprehensive harmonic analysis of a section of the piece. The student will explain how that analysis informs the interpretive performance of the piece. Students will turn in a written copy of the micro analysis.
  • Provide a written self-evaluation of the recorded performance and presentation (30-40 minutes)
  • Participate in an interview with the faculty panel (10-15 minutes)
    • Discussion will include a reflection of the assessment performance and an evaluation of the student’s progress in fulfilling the expectations for Bachelor of Music degree, including admission to upper level study in the degree.
  • Total time: 65-78 minute

Evaluation Requirements: Vocal

  • Perform from a prepared group of songs (15-20 minutes)
  • Sight-read an excerpt chosen by studio teacher (3 minutes)
  • Read a song text aloud in French, German or Italian (3 minutes)
  • Give a presentation about one song or set (7-10 minutes)
    • The presentation will include historical context and elements an intelligent but uninformed audience might listen for. The presentation will also include a formal analysis, addressing two levels: on a macro level, an overall structural analysis of the whole piece or movement, and on a micro level, a comprehensive harmonic analysis of a section of the piece. The student will explain how that analysis informs the interpretive performance of the piece. Students will turn in a written copy of the micro analysis.
  • Provide a written self-evaluation of the recorded performance and presentation (30 minutes)
  • Participate in an interview with the faculty panel (10 minutes)
  • Discussion will include a reflection of the assessment performance and an evaluation of the student’s progress in fulfilling the expectations for Bachelor of Music degree, including admission to upper level study in the degree.
  • Total time: 68-76 minute

Junior Assessment

In the junior year the BMus students will learn and perform a piece, to be chosen by the applied teacher, in three weeks without help from an applied teacher. Memorization will be at the discretion of the studio teacher. Performance of the piece will be a part of the junior recital. Evaluation will be a part of the junior recital grade.

 


Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts Guideline

Rationale

Musical assessment will test performance skill, academic knowledge, and communication (written and verbal). This model evaluates your comprehensive musicianship abilities. You will be asked to synthesize performance, theory, and history of a prepared solo. A key element is your self-evaluation and discussion of career goals. All assessments are video recorded. The assessment process allows for Conservatory faculty to make written recommendations about your progress and potential success in the B.S. in Music Education and the B.A. in Music degree programs

Instrumental Assessments

  • Perform a prepared solo (10-12 minutes)
  • Sight read a graded excerpt (selected by your studio teacher) (2 minutes)
  • Present a broad form (entire movement or composition) & microanalysis of a selected section (16 measures min.) and historical overview of the solo (15 minutes)
  • Provide a written student self-evaluation of the videotape (separate room) (30 minutes)
  • Participate in an interview with the panel (10 minutes)
  • Total time: 67-69 minutes

Vocal Assessment

  • Prepare 3 memorized compositions (6 minutes)
  • Sing one of choice, then one selected by faculty; present a broad form & microanalysis of a selected section (16 measures min.) and a historical overview of the solo of choice (10 minutes)
  • Read a foreign language piece (selected by faculty) (2 minutes)
  • Provide a written student self-evaluation of the videotape (separate room) (20 minutes)
  • Participate in an interview with the jury panel (10 minutes)
  • Total time: 48 minute

Grading

Assessment would count as one-third of the semester grade. Your studio teacher would provide two-thirds of your semester grade for work accomplished during the spring term.

Brass Percussion Woodwind Jury FormBrass Percussion Woodwind Jury Form