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School of Music

School of Music Undergraduate Handbook

This handbook is written as a guide for the music major and represents an attempt by the music administration and faculty to put into print those principles and concepts that are used in the music programs of the School of Music at the Jordan College of the Arts on the campus of Butler University. 

Please study the contents of this Handbook carefully, as you will be held responsible for and expected to meet the requirements stated herein. You are also encouraged to refer to the University Bulletin, which is the official document for the University. 

I. Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes

II. Applied Music
    A. End-of-Semester Juries
    B. Upper Divisional Examination (AM 299)
    C. Secondary Lessons
    D. Changing Applied Teachers
    E. Applied Music Fee
    F. Accompanists
    G. Concerto Competition
    H. Studio Classes
    I. Guest Master Classes
   J. Studio-Specific Handbooks/Policies

III. Scholarships and Financial Aid
    A. Rules and Regulations for Audition Award Recipients
    B. Named Scholarships and Awards
    C. Teaching Opportunities through the Butler Community Arts School
    D.  Work Study Opportunities

IV. Academics and Advising
    A. General Academic Regulations
    B. University Core Curriculum
        1. University Core Curriculum
        2. Music Courses that fulfill Core Requirements
        3. Core Curriculum Exemptions
        4. AP and IB Credit
    C. Advising and Online Registration
        1. Academic Advising Responsibilities and Suggestions
        2. School of Music Course Offerings
        3. Course Rotation Schedule
        4. Registration Holds
        5. Transfer Credit
        6. Changing Majors; Adding an Emphasis, Secondary Major, or Minor
        7. my.butler.edu
        8. Faculty Advisor Assignment and Evaluation
    D. Moodle
    E. Event Attendance Requirements
    F. Emphasis Final Paper/Project Guidelines
         1. Music History
         2. Music Theory
         3. Composition
    G. Composition Upper Divisional Examination Requirements (MT 299)
    H. Independent studies
    I.  Research Papers
    J.  Consortium for Urban Education: Cross Registering at Another Institution
    K. Faculty/Course Evaluations
    L. Graduation and Commencement

V. Presenting a Recital

VI. Miscellaneous School of Music Policies and Information
    A. Convocation Hour
    B. Lockers (Instrument Lockers; Hall Lockers)
    C. Practice Rooms
    D. Renting an Instrument
    E. Local Repair and Supply Shops
    F. Private Teaching by School of Music Students

VII. Honors
    A. University Honors Program
    B. Honors Program Advising Checklist for Music Majors
    C. Thesis Proposal Suggestions
    D. Graduating with Departmental Honors
    E. Honoraries
        1. Pi Kappa Lambda
        2. Phi Beta Kappa

VIII. Undergraduate Research Opportunities
    A. Undergraduate Research Conference
    B. Butler Summer Institute

IX. Study Abroad FAQ's for Music Majors

X. Health and Safety Information for Student Musicians

XI. Irwin Library

XII. University Resources