UTC Music Department
Fine Arts Center and Cadek Halls
615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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How to Enroll in the Music Department
So, you have decided you want to come to UTC and major in music? We are thrilled that you have decided to join us. However, before you can be a music major, there are a few steps you have to take whether you are enrolling as a Freshman, a transfer student, or a UTC student who is changing his major. Use this checklist to make sure you cover all your bases.
Enroll in UTC
We have a whole department that deals with enrolling in UTC: the ADMISSIONS
DEPARTMENT. They have a great website and several people on staff
who can answer any question you might have about enrolling.
Declare your major
Every student who enrolls in the Music Department, whether they are a
freshman, a transfer student, or a current student changing their major,
will be enrolled as a "Pre-Music" Major. Yes, we know that the UTC Application
does not list "Pre-Music" major in their list of majors. It's ok to put "Music" as
your intended major on the application. A Pre-Music major is just someone
who has not yet met all our requirements to be declared a music major.
You'll be there soon enough!
Prepare your audition
Every student who enrolls in the Music Department must perform a live
audition in front of some of the music department faculty. You and
your private teacher should take a look at our AUDITION
REQUIREMENTS and select pieces for you to perform at your audition.
Once you select these, practice them until they are as close to perfect
as you can achieve.
NOTE: Incoming juniors
and seniors are expected to prepare for upper-division (3000 or 4000
level) auditions. These students should consult with a professor
about additional audition requirements for upper level admission.
Pass a Music Theory Exam
All incoming freshmen and sophomore students must take the Music Theory
Diagnostic Exam - a placement test indicating that you are ready for
college-level music theory. Students transferring as juniors or above
must take the Sophomore Theory Proficiency Examination. (Click link for more information about this test.) These tests
will be given on the Spring audition dates, at summer Orientation,
and on the Friday before fall classes begin.
Now am I a Music Major?
Maybe. If you do not perform adequately on your audition, you may
be assigned further study on your chosen instrument at the 100 or 200
level. If you fail to make the minimum score on the Theory Diagnostic
Exam, you must complete a music fundamentals course with a grade of
C or better. Until these deficiencies are corrected, you will remain
a Pre-Music Major. Once you have successfully passed the audition and
the Theory Diagnostic Exam, the Music Department will notify the Records
office to classify you as a Music Major.
If you have questions about
any step of this process, please contact the Music Department by phone
at (423) 425-4601, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
stop by the Fine Arts Center room 308 and request an appointment to
discuss your questions.