Orientation Schedule (Fall 2020)

Monday, August 17, 2020

All new graduate students are required to attend. All orientation sessions will be conducted via Zoom Meetings

8:00-9:00am: Check-In

9:00-10:00am: General Orientation – Dr. Felix Olschofka

All incoming graduate students, including international students, must attend this orientation via Zoom. 

10:00-11:00am: Degree Program Orientation
MM/DMA (Performance and Conducting) – Dr. Daphne Gerling
MA/PhD (Composition) - Dr. Joseph Klein
MA/PhD (Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology) - Dr. Benjamin Brand (10:00-10:30am)
MMED/PhD (Music Education) - Dr. Don Taylor (Zoom Meeting ID 987 8723 0451)
GAC (Graduate Artist Certificate) - Dr. Brian McKee
 
10:30-11:00am: Degree Area Orientation
MA/PhD (Ethnomusicology) – Dr. Steven Friedson
MA/PhD (Music History) - Dr. Margaret Notley
MA/PhD (Music Theory) - Dr. Frank Heidlberger 
 
11:00-12:00am: Degree Area Orientation
Brass - Prof. Steven Menard
Conducting - Dr. Andrew Trachsel
Jazz - Prof. Rob Parton
Keyboard - Dr. Steven Harlos
Strings - Dr. Susan Dubois
Woodwinds - Dr. Kimberly Cole Luevano (Zoom Meeting ID KCLclarinetstudio)
Voice - Prof. Molly Fillmore (Zoom Meeting ID 975 8994 0930, Password 440572)
 
2:00pm - 5:00pm Graduate Placement Exams in Music History (click here for sample questions)
 
 Click here for more details and information about Respondus Lockdown and the Music History online entrance exam
 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 
10:00am-11:00am: Graduate Placement Exams in Music Theory (click here for sample questions)
 
           Click here for more details and information about Respondus Lockdown and the Music Theory online entrance exam
 
Graduate Writing Exam
 
1:00-3:00pm: Performance majors only.  Click here for more details and information about Respondus Lockdown and the Graduate Writing online entrance exam.
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Voice Entrance Exams
9:00am: Vocal Pedagogy (click here for descriptions of the vocal pedagogy exam)
10:30am: Vocal Diction (click here for descriptions of the vocal diction exams)
1:00pm: Vocal Literature (click here for descriptions of the vocal literature exam)
 
Click here for more details and information about Respondus Lockdown and the Voice online entrance exams
 
Keyboard Entrance Exams
9:00am-11:00am: Piano Literature (click here for study guides for the Piano Literature exam)
 
Click here for more details and information about Respondus Lockdown and the Keyboard online entrance exams
 
Jazz Proficiency Exams Meeting
1:00pm-2:00pm: Mu 282 (Kenton Hall) (click here for descriptions of the jazz proficiency exams)