Upper Level Competency Review - Classical Performance
INFORMATION FORM (To be completed and submitted by ALL Major in Music Performance students going through the review process for the first time in Spring 2022 and all students currently on deferral from the Fall 2023 review.)
Download the Classical Performance Information Form above, complete electronically or in pen only, no pencil, and return to the music office.
If your Information Form goes onto a second page, be sure your first and last name are on both pages. Print the document one-sided only, but do not staple them together!
*Finding your GPA's*: Log on to Self-Service Banner and click on the Student link. Next, click on Degree Audit (review of your current academic progress). It should take you directly to your degree audit. All the information required for your form will be found here. At the top, under the maroon bar entitled Student View you will find your Overall GPA and right beneath that is your Texas State GPA.
*Finding your total number of Core Hours Completed*: Scroll down until you come to the maroon bar entitled General Education Core Curriculum. You will find your total Credits Earned already calculated for you on the right hand side of the maroon bar.
*Finding your Music Course Grades*: Scroll down until you come to the maroon bar entitled Major in Music Performance. Under this section you will find Departmental Recital, Aural Skills, Music Theory, Applied Lessons, Major Ensembles, and Piano Techniques/Secondary Instrument Lessons. In order to mark the course as completed if you earned a C or higher.
*Institution Column*: Check either TXST if you took the class here or the Other column if you took the class at a transfer institution.
*Major Ensemble Entries*: Use your Degree Audit for this entry, the section will say Major Ensemble and will list the courses by First Semester Freshman (aka Freshman I on the form), Second Semester Freshman, etc.
*Secondary Ensemble/Chamber Music Entries*: Use your Degree Audit for this entry, the section will say Other Ensembles and will list the courses with the semester and year you took it along with the name of the ensemble.
WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT FILL OUT!
(INSTEAD, INQUIRE IN THE MUSIC OFFICE)
EVALUATION FORMS (To be completed and submitted by ALL Major in Music Performance students going through the review process for the first time in Spring 2020 and deferral students instructed to re-submit evaluation forms after their Fall 2019 review.)
Download the Classical Performance Evaluation Form above and print 3 copies. You must complete the top portion in the box in pen only, no pencil, before giving a copy to each of the following:
- 1 copy - your applied teacher
- 1 copy - the director of an ensemble you have participated in on your principal instrument/voice part
- 1 copy - a faculty member with direct knowledge of your performance ability here at Texas State (other ensemble directors, seminar instructors, performance jury panel, or specific faculty members directed to you by the ULCR committee)
You will indicate on your Information Form the faculty members you are distributing the form to. The faculty members will return the evaluation form to Danton Bankay directly or in a sealed envelope with their signature across the seal and your name indicated on the envelope if returning to her mailbox no later than the last day of your Applied Lesson area's juries.
Interviews will be held on on a date TBA.
For the interview, be prepared to discuss your overall academic record as well as your future plans and goals. A sign-up sheet will be available in Danton Bankay's office, MUS 101. Once you submit your completed Information Form, you will be allowed to sign-up for your interview time. You will sign up for one, 15 minute time slot.
Be sure to dress professionally for your interview.
DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL (Located under the Major in Music Performance section on the Degree Audit)
Satisfactory completion (CR) of 3 semesters, for native students.
Satisfactory completion (CR) of 1 semester, for transfer students.
PIANO PROFICIENCY (Located under the Special Music Requirements section if Proficiency is complete or under the Major in Music Performance section on the Degree Audit if Piano Techniques/Secondary Applied Lesson courses are still in progress.)
Students must have taken and passed the Piano IV Proficiency or be enrolled in Piano Techniques III or IV at the time of review and successfully complete the level III or IV course, with a grade of C or better.
Piano Majors must have taken and passed the studio Piano Proficiency at the time of review and have completed at least 3 semesters of secondary instrument/voice applied lessons.
MAJOR ENSEMBLES (Located under the Major in Performance section)
Students must take and complete 4 semesters of a major ensemble (ensembles may vary as long as they're considered a major ensemble per your area and degree audit) in order to pass the ULCR.