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 Communication and Performing 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
           Purposes of Each Music Major Program
           Accreditation and Affiliation
           Academic and Professional Integrity

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
           University Bands Instrument Storage Policy
           Practice Rooms
           Music Education Curriculum Library
           Student Use of University Copy Machines and Printers
           Performance and Rehearsal Halls
           Lost and Found
           Student Workers
           Faculty Advisors
           Faculty/Student Communications
           Academic Center for Excellence
           Counseling Care Center

Performance Ensembles
           Concert Choir
           Men's Choir
           Women's Choir
           University Singers
           Opera Workshop
           Musical Theatre
           Opera Theatre
           Symphonic Band
           Marching Band
           Handbell Choir
           Jazz Band
           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 Audition
           Change of Instructor
           Repertoire Requirements
           Secondary Performance Area

Keyboard Division Policies
           Studio Classes
           General Student Recitals
           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
           Student Organizations
           Dean's Advisory Council
           NAfME Collegiate
           Tau Beta Sigma
           Kappa Kappa Psi
           Professional Organizations

Health and Safety
           Music Department Offerings
           Hearing Health
           Injury Prevention
           Physical Fitness
           Stress and Time Management
           Performance Anxiety
           Safety Guidelines and Procedures