Music Student Handbook

This Handbook is intended to provide a guide to the structure, policies and procedures of the Department of Music of the School of Fine Arts. It should be used as a supplement to the ETBU Catalog. The ETBU music faculty and staff are available to help students with any problems or concerns that may arise. Please feel free to seek their assistance at any time.



General Information and Policies

Goals and Objectives
Accreditation and Affiliation 
Copyright Information

Facilities and Equipment Policies

Building Hours
Jenna Guest Music Building
Mabee Recital Hall
Fine Arts Office
Bennett Music Technology Lab
Redwine Instrumental Music Building
Baker Auditorium/Ornelas Spiritual Life Center
Scheduling and Equipment
Practice Rooms
Music Education Curriculum Library
Performance and Rehearsal Halls
Lost and Found
Student Workers 


Faculty Advisors
Semester Plans
Faculty/Student Communications
Course Rotations
Performing Arts Calendar

Performance Ensembles

Concert Choir
Chapel Choir
University Singers
Opera Workshop
Musical Theatre
Opera Theatre
Symphonic Band
Marching Band
Handbell Choir
Jazz Ensemble
Chamber Ensembles

Academic Policies

Music Major Auditions and Placement Exams
Applied Lessons
Primary and Secondary Performance Areas
Sophomore Assessment
Department Exam

Music Education Division Policies

Practice Teacher-Certification (TExES) Exam
Music Student Teachers

Vocal Division Policies

Studio Classes
Performance Major Auditions
Changing Instructors
Repertoire Requirements
Secondary Performance Area

Keyboard Division Policies

Studio Classes
Performance Major Audition
Repertoire Requirements
Secondary Performance Area

 Instrumental Division Policies

Studio Classes
Scale Jury
Repertoire Requirements
Secondary Performance Area

Music and Worship Ministry Policies

          Program Philosophy
          Student Character and Professional Expectations
          Worship Leadership and Practicum Experiences (Projects and Performances) 

Recitals and Concerts

General Student Recitals
Student Recitals
Hearings and Printed Programs
Scheduling Recitals
Recital and Concert Attire
Recital Attendance

Music Awards and Honors

Organizational Relationships

Professional Organizations
Student Organizations
Tau Beta Sigma
Kappa Kappa Psi
Dean's Advisory Council 

Health and Safety

              Hearing and Safety
              Safety Guidelines and Procedures