Music Proficiencies and Recitals (MUSR)
Piano and Aural-Skills Proficiencies are required in all of the major emphases.
Recitals are required in all major emphases and in some minor emphases.
Recitals and proficiencies carry no course credit. All MUSR courses are graded on an S-R (pass/no-pass) basis.
|MUSR 114||Aural Skills Proficiency||0|
|Description of course Aural Skills Proficiency :||Required of all students completing MUSC 114 (Music Theory and Aural Skills II). A combined grade for the final ear- training and sight-singing quizzes in Theory II Aural Skills Lab of C- or above will result in a grade of Satisfactory for this proficiency designation. See the Handbook for Music Majors and Minors for specific details. Taken concurrently with MUSC 114. Prerequisite: MUSC 113 or successful placement test|
|MUSR 200||Piano Proficiency||0|
|Description of course Piano Proficiency :||Required of all majors, piano proficiency should be completed by the end of the last semester of Piano Skills study. See Handbook for Music Students for specific details of the proficiency examination.|
|MUSR 214||Aural Skills Proficiency||0|
|Description of course Aural Skills Proficiency :||Required of all students completing MUSC 214 (Music Theory and Aural Skills IV). A combined grade for the final ear- training and sight-singing quizzes in Theory IV Aural Skills Lab of C- or above will result in a grade of Satisfactory for this proficiency designation. See the Handbook for Music Majors and Minors for specific details. Taken concurrently with MUSC 214. Prerequisite: MUSC 213 or successful placement test.|
|MUSR 270||Level I Recital||0|
|Description of course Level I Recital :||A Level I recital can be given in any semester. It requires a minimum of 15 minutes of music. A student performing at this level usually will be presented on a program with two or three other students.|
|MUSR 290||Jazz Recital||0|
|Description of course Jazz Recital :||A Jazz recital is required of all students in the Jazz Studies minor. A minimum of five songs is required with one from each of the following categories: standard; ballad; swing; bossa nova, samba or other Latin style; and bop. Brass, winds and singers must be accompanied by piano, bass and drums. Piano and guitar must be accompanied by bass and drums and play one selection as a soloist without the rhythm section. Bassists will be accompanied by piano and drums and must play the melody on all selections. Percussionists will appear with piano and bass, and will be required to play one selection on vibraphone.|
|MUSR 350||Level II Recital||0|
|Description of course Level II Recital :||A Level II recital can be given in any semester. It requires a minimum of 25 minutes of music. Students performing at this level usually will be presented with one or two other students in the recital. Prerequisite: MUSR 270|
|MUSR 400||Orchestra Honors Concert||0|
|Description of course Orchestra Honors Concert :||This concert is presented in the spring semester. Professional musicians from the Twin Cities area are hired to form the orchestra, and students are auditioned in December to perform vocal or instrumental music that originally was intended to be presented with orchestra. Festival Orchestra auditions are open to all full-time St. Thomas undergraduate students and graduate students currently enrolled in performance studies. See the Handbook for Music Students for details.|
|MUSR 450||Level III Recital||0|
|Description of course Level III Recital :||A Level III recital usually is given in the last semester of the student's work. This is a solo recital and requires a minimum of 45 minutes of music. Prerequisite: MUSR 350|