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Major Declaration

Professor Emeritus Karen Rosenak

Major Declaration Procedure

In order to declare the Music Major, prospective students must:

    1. Review Music major requirements and ideally, attend the Undergraduate Orientation at the beginning of each semester.*
    2. Submit the Intent to Declare the Music Major (the Music Major Application).
    3. Draft a digital program plan. See the Academic Guide and this spreadsheet for sample transfer and four-year plans.
    4. Schedule a meeting with the Undergraduate Major Advisor to finalize your program plan and declare the major.

*An Undergraduate Orientation is held once before the beginning of each semester. The orientation reviews important information such as major requirements, program planning, private lessons, major resources, and student life. It is imperative that prospective music majors make every possible effort to attend.

Major Declaration Timeline:

The Department encourages intended majors to declare as early as possible to be eligible for priority enrollment in Music major classes, private lessons, free practice room access, and other benefits that come with declaring the Music major. Generally, students who were admitted as freshman are expected to declare within a maximum of two years; transfer students are expected to declare by the end of their first semester.

If all declaration requirements are satisfied in… Decision will be available by
Fall semester Usually January of the following year
Spring semester Usually June
Summer semester Usually September