Admission to the Music Major
Freshmen and first year-students who express interest in majoring or minoring in music or music education should follow the appropriate music or music education curriculum and initially receive advising from the Music Department chair. Students may apply for major standing as early as the end of the first year.
A successful major standing jury will result in admission to the music or music education major.
Transfer students who enter University of Lynchburg with 60 or more accepted credits must apply for major standing during their first semester at the University. Approval for major standing may be granted after that first semester or deferred until the end of the student’s second semester of study.
With the exception of transfer students who enter University of Lynchburg with 60 credits or more, no deferrals on major standing are given after the student has completed 70 credits.
Major Standing Juries
Students majoring in music or music education must successfully complete a qualifying review by the music faculty at the end of the sophomore year. Major standing juries occur near the end of the spring semester.
The jury for the BA in music or music education will consist of a performance on the student’s major instrument (except for composition). Several works should be fully prepared from which the jury may select two pieces to hear. A composition jury should include performance of a student’s original work. In lieu of that possibility, the presentation of a portfolio of theoretical papers and/or related class projects may be submitted to the jury. The result of a major standing jury may be 1) approval, 2) deferral, or 3) denial.