Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

JURY INFORMATION BY AREA

 

Brass

Brass juries are usually held on the first day of final exams. Students sign up on a sheet posted approximately two weeks in advance of the jury date, and this sheet is posted on the glass overlooking the stairwell next to the School of Music office. Accompanists are encouraged but not required (this varies by instructor in the Brass area), and memorization is never required. All juries are 10 minutes in length with the exception of the Upper Divisional Examination, which is 20 minutes in length. All juries include prepared pieces, scales, and sight reading. Students studying a brass instrument at the secondary level are not required to perform a jury, but are allowed to do so with the approval of their instructor.

 

Percussion

Percussion juries are generally held during the last week of classes (during the last percussion ensemble rehearsal time). Requirements for juries change every semester, and can include performing a solo (on any instrument), sight reading, a written exam, orchestral excerpts, a mock audition or a combination of any of these. The juries are almost always held in a class situation (i.e. in front of the entire studio).

 

Piano

 

Strings

String area juries normally occur at the beginning of finals week, often on reading day. Normally the length of the jury is 20 minutes for performance majors and 10 minutes for all other majors. Students sign up for a jury time approximately 2 weeks before the end of the semester; the sign-up sheet is posted on the glass overlooking the stairwell next to the School of Music office. While the use of a pianist is strongly encouraged, it is not required. Similarly, memorization is encouraged, but not required. Secondary students play a jury at their teacher's discretion

 

Voice

Voice juries take place during finals week. Normally the jury takes 10 minutes. Music is to be memorized and students use their regular accompanists or arrange to hire one from a list provided by the Coordinator of Accompanying.

 

Woodwinds

Woodwind juries are scheduled during finals week, often occurring on reading day. Normally the length of the jury is 20 minutes for performance majors and 10 minutes for all other majors. Students sign up for a jury time approximately 2 weeks before the end of the semester; the sign-up sheet is posted on the glass overlooking the stairwell next to the School of Music office. The required use of a pianist varies by teacher. Memorization is not required.