Repertoire Requirements for Guitar Juries
Two-thirds of all juries and recitals must be performed from memory. Each jury must consist of entirely new repertoire. Written program notes are required for each jury and degree recital. Repertoire guidelines are in the Guitar Department Manual, available on the Conservatory’s web site.
At the end of the semester in which the student is not doing a jury (usually the fall semester), undergraduate guitar students are required to perform an evaluation for the guitar faculty. Freshmen and sophomores play for five minutes; all others play for ten minutes. The results are factored into the semester’s grade, and students receive written comments from each member of the guitar faculty.
Freshman Jury
Music from each of the following five periods, totaling 20 minutes: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary, for a 15-minute jury.
Sophomore Jury
Music from all five periods listed above, totaling 30 minutes, for a 15-minute jury.
Junior Jury
Music from at least three distinct musical periods, totaling 45 minutes, for a 30-minute jury.
Senior Jury and Senior Recital
Music from at least three distinct musical periods, totaling one hour, for a 30-minute jury. Also, a recital of one hour of music, which may include some chamber music at the discretion of the major teacher
Historical Performance Emphasis for Plucked Strings
Emphasis course requirements:
ENS 210 Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (2 semesters, 4 credits)
ENS 212 Continuo Playing or ENS 305 Basso Continuo for
Guitarists (1 semester, 2 credits) (Not required if student can demonstrate
prior experience)
MHL 400 Introduction to Performance Practice (1 semester, 3 credits)
PRF 348 Historical Plucked Strings (2 semesters, 4 credits)
HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty (HPE jury is in addition to major instrument jury.)
Total credits for Emphasis: 11-13
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