Music Proficiencies and Recitals (MUSR)

Piano proficiency is 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 basis.

MUSR 200 Piano Proficiency (0 credit)

Required of all majors, piano proficiency should be completed by the end of the last semester of Piano Skills study. See the Handbook for Music Students for specific details of the proficiency examination.

MUSR 270 Level I Recital (0 credit)

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 350 Level II Recital (0 credit)

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 Festival Orchestra Honors Concert (0 credit)

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 credit)

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

Course Number Title Credits
MUSR  114 Aural Skills Proficiency 0
MUSR  200 Piano Proficiency 0
MUSR  214 Aural Skills Proficiency 0
MUSR  270 Level I Recital 0
MUSR  290 Jazz Recital 0
MUSR  350 Level II Recital 0
MUSR  400 Orchestra Honors Concert 0
MUSR  450 Level III Recital 0