||Jury is of unacceptable quality in terms of preparation,
musicianship and/or technical accomplishment. Student is not
prepared to continue study at next level. A student who fails the
same jury exam twice will be required to withdraw from the Bachelor
of Music program.
||Jury is below the minimum standard normally expected of a music
student at this level, but there is reason to believe that the
student might be able to succeed at the next level with sufficient
effort. For example, a grade in this range may indicate a
first-year student who entered with a weak background and who is
"catching up", or a student at any level with sufficient background
and ability, but unsatisfactory work habits. 50% and 55% should be
interpreted as strong warnings that a student is in serious danger
of not completing the program successfully without major
improvement. 60% is also a warning, but of a milder sort.
||B minus. Jury is of acceptable standard for a music student at
this level. There may be technical and musical weaknesses, but the
repertoire is of adequate difficulty and the jury material is
reasonably well prepared and presented. There is no reason to doubt
that the student can continue successfully in the music
||B. Jury is above the minimum acceptable standard for this
level. In addition to adequate preparation, the student displays
musicianship and/or technical accomplishment somewhat beyond the
||B plus. Good jury, well prepared and musically and technically
sound. Presentation almost but not quite polished enough to deserve
an A. Repertoire is of sufficient difficulty for this level, but
the level of technical and/or musical accomplishment is not
sufficient to warrant consideration for the performance major.
||A minus. Very good jury, very well prepared; polished and
secure performance. Technical and musical accomplishment beyond
minimum requirements for this level. Repertoire need not be of
sufficient difficulty to warrant consideration for the performance
||A. Outstanding jury, secure and polished. Technical and musical
accomplishment well beyond minimum requirements for this level.
Repertoire at a level of difficulty expected from a performance
||A plus. Jury is equivalent to the level of a strong performance
major. Technical accomplishment is outstanding, beyond the level
normally expected from undergraduate students. The student is
likely to be a strong candidate for admission to graduate work in
performance at most schools in North America.
||Jury of professional performance calibre. The major music
schools in North America (including Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana)
will be trying to outbid each other to recruit this student. We
will never hear a better jury from a student at this level.
||This grade would be unfair and misleading to any music