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.
The 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.
The Bachelor of Music Performance Major is a professional music degree
that 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.
The 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.
The Bachelor of Arts Music Major is a liberal arts degree that 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.
All 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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