University of North Texas

College of Music | Graduate Studies

Orientation Schedule (Spring 2019)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

All new graduate students are required to attend.  Rooms are subject to change.

8:00-9:00am: Check-In (Mu-250)

9:00-10:00am: General Orientation – Dr. Felix Olschofka (Mu-250)

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

10:00-11:00am: Degree Program Orientation
MA/PhD (Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, and Musicology)
Ethnomusicology – Dr. Steven Friedson (Mu-313)
Music Theory – Dr. Justin Lavacek (Mu-212)
Musicology – Dr. Margaret Notley (Mu-319)
MA/PhD (Composition) – Dr. Joseph Klein (Mu-2005)
MM/DMA (Performance and Conducting) – Dr. Daphne Gerling (Mu-250)
MM/DMA (Jazz Studies) – Dr. John Murphy (Mu-282)
PhD (Performing Arts Health) – Dr. Kris Chesky (Mu-1007)
11:00am-12:00pm: Major Field Orientation (if your field of study does not appear below, you are not required to attend a major field orientation.)
Brass: Dr. Steve Menard (Mu-336)
Conducting – Dr. Richard Sparks (Mu-220)
Jazz Studies – Dr. John Murphy (Mu-282)
Percussion – Mr. Mark Ford (Mu-131)
Piano – Dr. Steven Harlos (Mu-225)
Woodwinds – Ms. Kathleen Reynolds (Mu-224)
Graduate Placement Exams in Music Theory (Mu-250) (click here for sample questions)
1:00-1:30pm: Ear-Training
1:30pm-2:30pm: Part-Writing and Analysis

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm: Graduate Placement Exams in Music History (Sage Hall C330; click here for directions and here for sample questions)
Graduate Writing Exam
1:00-3:00pm: Jazz Studies only (Mu-262)
1:00-3:00pm: Performance majors only (Mu-301, Recital Hall)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

10:00-11:00am: Graduate Voice Literature Exam (online; contact Dr. Jeffrey Snider for more information)
11:00am-12:00pm: Graduate Voice Pedagogy Exam (DMA only) (Mu-250)
1:00-4:00pm: Graduate Voice Diction Exam (Mu-250)