Grades and Attendance

Students majoring in any music curriculum must receive a minimum grade of “D” in both applied study and all music courses in order to graduate. Students failing any course may retake that course. It should be noted that a grade of “D” in a course will not transfer to most four-year schools.

Students are expected to attend all classes, rehearsals, and applied lessons. Each instructor will have a specific attendance policy. Missing classes can result in the lowering of your grade or in your being dropped from the course.

Occasionally music students will be excused from classes for approved performances and field experiences. Although excused from attending, the student is not excused from making up any work missed. It is the student’s responsibility to notify all instructors (especially the music faculty) in advance and inquire about work that will be missed and the procedure for satisfactory make-up.