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Music: Current Students

Welcome

Music Major Handbook

Music in the Interactive Academic Bulletin for 2013-2014

Jury Examinations

Group Recitals and Performances

Junior and Senior Recitals

Senior Recital

Music Libraries

Concert Halls

Libraries

Museums

Churches

Conservatories and Universities

Theaters and Other Venues

Welcome

Welcome to the Washington Adventist University Music Department. We hope your experience as a music major will be richly rewarding and enjoyable. As a department we are constantly trying to find more efficient methods to help you grow musically, intellectually and spiritually. This handbook is an important tool for that growing process. On the following pages you will find information that is vital to your success as a music major at WAU. Read it very carefully and ask us to explain any information that seems unclear. We believe that our success as music department faculty is measured not only by our ability to help you define and achieve the highest possible musical goals, but by our willingness to address your concerns as students and music majors.

Music_Major_Handbook 2012-2013

Jury Examinations

Jury examinations are an opportunity for students to perform under a pressure situation and for faculty to effectively evaluate their progress. Juries are held at the end of each semester for students registered for MUPI 144, 274, 344, or 474. As explained in the handbook, the jury grade counts as one-third of the final Applied Music grade. Each qualifying student is expected to sign up in the music office for a specific jury time. Any student requesting exemption from the jury examination for any reason must obtain permission from the chairman, otherwise an F grade will be recorded.

The Jury Performance Form (also available at the Music Office) must be completed and returned to the office no later than the Monday prior to exam week. Failure to follow this procedure will automatically lower the examinee's jury grade by one letter grade (A becomes A-). In addition, one copy of all music to be performed must be given to the jury chairman at the time of examination. Any costs involved in presenting these copies to the jury are the responsibility of the student.

Group Recitals and Performances

Because music is ultimately a public art, and because confidence during public performance is gained only through experience, WAU requires all music majors to perform in a Performance Class during each Fall semester and in a Music Major Recital during each Spring semester.

Students should provide the Music Office with the title and composer of the work they will be performing one week prior to their assigned performance date. Studio classes meet at the discretion of the instructor. In addition, music majors are encouraged to give joint or solo recitals with the permission of their teachers and the department chairman.

Junior and Senior Recitals

All music majors will present a recital during their junior year. Bachelor of Music in Performance majors will give a full solo recital (consisting of at least 1 hour of music) while music majors in all other programs will give a half solo recital (consisting of at least 30 minutes of music).

In order to perform on a Junior recital, all students must first submit a completed Application for Junior Recital form to the chairman at the time of the first semester junior jury and schedule a Pre-Recital Audition.

The Pre-Recital Audition must:

– be organized with the department chairman,

– occur no later than 4 weeks prior to the desired recital date, and

– include all music to be performed at the scheduled recital.

In addition, the student must provide one copy of all repertoire for the faculty panel at the time of the scheduled audition.

Performance majors will present the entire junior recital from memory. Non-keyboard performance majors may perform one sonata with score on the junior recital. All non-performance majors will present at least one work from memory. Chamber music for 3 or more performers is not permitted on the junior recital.

Senior Recital

Music majors will normally present a solo recital during their senior year of study. Music Education majors are permitted to give their senior recital during the first semester of their teaching internship but are not permitted to do so during the second semester of their internship. Students whose applied emphasis is composition shall prepare a recital of their own compositions, at least one of which should be of major proportion. Chamber music for 3 or more performers is permitted on the senior recital. Further requirements are listed below according to course of study.

Seniors graduating with a BM in Performance:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Performance, will present a full recital, to include at least one major work for the instrument/voice, not more than one chamber work, and a variety of other literature representing various styles and periods of composition. Recital literature chosen must reflect the standard indicated in the literature requirements for the Upper Division applied music level. Performance majors must present the recital from memory, with the exception of one chamber music selection. Non-keyboard performance majors may perform one sonata with score on the senior recital. However, on any given recital not more than one work may be performed from score.

Seniors graduating with a BM in Education:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education, will present at least a half recital during their senior year. Literature chosen must reflect the standards indicated in the literature requirements for the appropriate level. One major work must be included and performed without score.

Seniors graduating with a BA in Performance

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Performance, will present at least a half recital during their senior year. Literature chosen must reflect the standards indicated in the literature requirements for the appropriate level. One major work must be included and performed without score.

All students must submit a completed Application for Senior Recital form to the chairman at the time of the first semester junior jury and schedule a Pre-Recital Audition.

The Pre-Recital Audition must:

– be organized with the department chairman,

– occur no later than 4 weeks prior to the desired recital date, and

– include all music to be performed at the scheduled recital.

In addition, the student must provide one copy of all repertoire for the faculty panel at the time of the scheduled audition.

Additional Student Resources

Music Libraries

Washington Adventist University (ext. 4217)

www.wau.edu/weislibrary

Holds most general research sources and provides a fair coverage of mainstream composers and performers.

University of Maryland, College Park (301-405-9217)

www.lib.umd.edu

Probably the best local university music library. Fair journal and instrumental sheet music collection. Strengths include piano music and general research. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to listen to any of the University-owned recordings or check out volumes without a UM ID card.

Catholic University (202-319-5424)

http://libraries.cua.edu

The second best local university music library. Strengths include early music/sacred music and general instrumental and vocal sheet music.

Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore (410-659-8160)

http://catalog.library.jhu.edu

A good library with a broad collection of general books and sheet music.

Library of Congress, Music Research & Sheet Music Holdings (202-707-5507)

http://catalog.loc.gov

A phenomenally large music library (it really is one of the world’s best) that is also quite user friendly. Go there if you have a clear idea of what you are looking for and can’t find it anywhere else.

Library of Congress, Recordings and Facilities for Listening (202-707-7833)

http://catalog.loc.gov

An amazing archive of recorded sound.

Concert Halls

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20566

(202) 467-4600; (800) 444-1324

Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU (orange/blue line)

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 783-8000; (877) BSO-1444

Strathmore Performing Arts Center

Music Center: 5301 Tuckerman Lane

North Bethesda, MD 20852

(301) 581-5100

Mansion at Strathmore:

10701 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, MD 20852

(301) 581-5109

Metro: Grosvenor-Strathmore (red line)

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Filene Center: 1551 Trap Road

The Barns: 1635 Trap Road

Vienna, VA 22182

(877) WOLFTRAP

Metro: Shuttle bus from West Falls Church-VT/UVA (orange line)

DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 628-4780

Metro: Farragut North (red line)

Modell Performing Arts Center (Lyric Opera House)

140 W. Mt. Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 685-5086

Libraries

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 544-7077

Metro: Union Station (red line)

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20540

(202) 707-5502

Metro: Union Station (red line) or Capitol South (orange/blue line)

Museums

National Geographic Society

1145 17th St., NW

Washington, DC 20036

(800) 647-5463

Metro: Farragut West (orange/blue line)

National Gallery of Art

4th and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20565

(202) 737-4215

Metro: Judiciary Square (red line) or Smithsonian (orange/blue line)

Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 387-2151

Metro: Dupont Circle (red line)

Churches

Chevy Chase Presbyterian

One Chevy Chase Circle

Washington, DC 20015

(202) 363-2202

Metro: Friendship Heights (red line)

Christ Lutheran Church

701 S. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 752-7179

Second Presbyterian Church

4200 Saint Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

(443) 759-3309

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-6200

Metro: Tenleytown/AU (red line)

Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church

16325 New Hampshire Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20905

(301) 384-2920

Conservatories and Universities

Lisner Auditorium—George Washington University

730 21st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-6800

Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU (orange/blue line)

Peabody Conservatory

1 East Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 234-4500

Shriver Hall—Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218-2698

(410) 516-7164

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center—University of Maryland, College Park

Stadium Drive and Route 193

College Park, MD 20742

(301) 405-ARTS

Theaters and Other Venues

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 337-4141

Warner Theater

513 13th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 783-4000

Metro: Metro Center (red line)

An die Musik

409 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 385-2638; (888) 221-6170

Hyppodrome Theatre (France-Merrick Performing Arts Center)

12 North Eutaw Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 837-7400