Applied Study Courses: Method of Evaluation
Jury Examination or Recital (60%):
- Normally, there will be three faculty members on each jury or
recital panel, including the student's instructor if at all
- Since teaching load credit for applied study is in proportion
to the number of students taught, service on jury and/or recital
panels should also be in proportion to the number of students
taught. This means that applied instructors will normally be
assigned to approximately three jury and/or recital panels per
student taught. This ratio will not always be precise, because of
individual faculty members' areas of expertise and availability in
a given year, but the director will try to assign panels with
regard the 3:1 ratio.
- Instructors with applied expertise who do not have any applied
students in a given semester will not be assigned to jury panels
without their consent.
- The jury examination or recital will consist of concert
repertoire only. Specific repertoire requirements for the jury
examination or recital in each instrumental area must be circulated
to each student in the first week of classes in the "A"
- A student's instructor may alert the other panellists to
relevant issues prior to the jury, including degree of difficulty
or special technical challenges of the repertoire, especially if
the panel includes faculty who do not play the instrument.
- After the jury, panel members may read each other's comments
and discuss their impressions and/or ask each other questions about
the performance. However, they will not discuss the grade. Jury
members will record and submit their grades independently to the
School of Music office. Once the grades have been compiled, they
will be available to instructors for checking.
Instructor's Assessment (40%):
- In the "A" semester, the student will receive a "midterm" grade
from the instructor as described in the grading guidelines for
applied study courses.
- At the end of the "B" semester, the instructor's assessment
grade will be based on the entire year's work, not just the "B"
- Any requirements other than repertoire will be evaluated by the
instructor as part of the 40% instructor's assessment. This
includes technical requirements, studies, transposition, sight
reading, orchestral excerpts, and program notes (445B). Individual
instructors may choose to allocate a specific portion of their
assessment grade for these requirements, and may determine the
method of evaluation (for example, a technical exam at the end of
one or both semesters, or weekly evaluation, or some combination of
- Students must be notified in writing by the instructor at the
beginning of the "A" semester of any non-repertoire requirements
and of the method of evaluation that will determine the
instructor's assessment grade.