of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association
of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and graduation
as set forth in this catalog are in accordance with the published
regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music. The School
of Music is the sole representative of the State of North Carolina
to the National Association of Music Executives in State Universities.
School of Music offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate
through doctoral study in both performance and music education in
North Carolina. Unlike either more specialized programs in conservatory-type
institutions or more general curricula encountered in most departments
of music, studies in the School of Music complement rigorous professional
training with that broad liberal education necessary for students
both to function as informed, responsible citizens and, concurrently,
to communicate most effectively as musicians.
Bachelor of Music Performance Major is a professional music degree
which prepares students for future careers as performers, composers,
and/or teachers; it requires students to spend approximately two-thirds
of their time in music study.
Bachelor of Music Education Major prepares students for positions
as choral directors or teachers of general music (principal performance
area usually voice, piano, or organ) or for positions as instrumental
directors (principal performance area in orchestral or band instruments)
in public schools; it requires students to spend approximately two-thirds
of their time in music and teacher licensure study.
Bachelor of Arts Music Major is a liberal arts degree which provides
valuable undergraduate preparation for a variety of careers; it requires
students to spend approximately one-third of their time in music study.
Exceptions to prescribed degree programs must have written approval
of the Dean of the School of Music.
prospective music majors and minors must audition for members of the
music faculty for acceptance into the School of Music and for approval
of the major or principal performance area. Such auditions should
be arranged in advance through the School of Music; taped auditions
are acceptable only if distance prohibits a personal audition. Composition
majors should submit scores and/or recordings of completed compositions.
Successful audition/composition submission results are valid for one
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Music requirements, programs, and courses.