Policies for Auditions, Juries, and Recitals

General Policies

  • Students must audition before being accepted as music majors and enrolled in 200-level studio instruction. Any UAH student may enroll in 100-level studio instruction or audition to perform in an ensemble. Please note that 100-level studio instruction does not count toward music major degree requirements. See this link for more information on auditions.
  • All students must perform a jury at the end of each semester in which they take 200-level or 400-level studio instruction. If a student misses the jury, the instructor has the option of awarding an Incomplete. In this case, the jury must be made up by the end of the second week of the next term, regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled for the next term.
  • All students must enroll in Concert Attendance (MU 199) every semester that they enroll in 200-level or 400-level studio instruction, or Senior Recital, Senior Jazz Recital, or Performance Emphasis Recital.
  • After four or more semesters of 200-level studio instruction, students must be approved to go on to 400-level studio instruction. This should normally happen at the jury following the fourth semester of 200-level studio instruction, but can be later if the student needs more time.
  • After one or more semesters of 400-level studio instruction, students may register for the Senior Recital (MUA 498), which also includes weekly studio instruction.
  • Two or more weeks prior to performing a Senior Recital, students must pass a pre-recital jury.
  • Senior Recitals should be scheduled three to four months in advance, and should take place during the regular term in the months of August, September, October, January, February, or March. See this link for more information on scheduling recitals.

Jazz Emphasis

  • Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Jazz must audition to be accepted into the emphasis.
  • After three or more semesters of 200-level jazz studio instruction, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Jazz must be approved to go on to Senior Jazz Recital. This should normally happen at the jury following a semester of 200-level studio instruction. The Senior Jazz Recital also includes weekly studio instruction
  • Two or more weeks prior to performing a Senior Jazz Recital, students must pass a pre-recital jury.

Performance Emphasis

  • Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Performance must audition to be accepted into the emphasis. This audition is usually during the jury after the fourth semester of 200-level studio instruction.
  • Following the senior recital, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Performance must enroll in one additional semester of 400-level studio instruction before registering for the Performance Emphasis Recital (MUA 499), which includes weekly studio instruction.
  • Two or more weeks prior to performing a Performance Emphasis Recital, students must pass a pre-recital jury.

For further information about policies, please contact the UAH Department of Music at 256-824-6436 or email music@uah.edu.