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Music Handbook: Secondary Performance Area

Secondary Performance Area

Students who are pursuing teaching licensure are also required to demonstrate proficiency in a secondary area.

Normally, one or two successive semesters of study in the secondary medium is an adequate effort leading to secondary performance competency. Formal study in the secondary area is optional.

The important criterion is demonstrating proficiency. While criteria for proficiency can be determined in consultation with the studio instructor in that medium, proficiency is generally demonstrated in one of the following ways:

Proficiency will be determined by the studio instructor in the secondary medium and at least one other faculty member present at the performance/s. Students who opt for the faculty hearing rather than a recital should find at least two faculty members to serve on the panel, one of whom should be the studio instructor in the secondary medium.

Students may also petition the music faculty to allow successful performance with a large ensemble for at least four semesters in the secondary medium count for this requirement.