Music Department

Information for Music Students

Required Freshman Music Courses

If you are a freshman majoring in music, enrolling in the following classes is essential for you to remain on track!

For all registration questions please reach out to Brian Grob, music dept advisor.

Email:  |  Phone: 435-879-4346.  |  Office: Eccles 103 (located in the main office suite next to the art gallery)

  • MUSC 1000 Concert Attendance (Cr. 0)
  • MUSC 1001 First Year Experience: Music (Cr. 2)
  • MUSC 1110 Music Theory I (Cr. 3)
  • MUSC 1130 Ear Training I (Cr. 1)
  • MUSC 1150 Group Piano I (Cr. 1) *See Piano Proficiency Examination below
  • Select one of the following large ensembes:
  • And Private Lessons MUSC 1810R-1851R (1-2). Be sure you are registered for the correct instrument and the correct lessons for your degree program.
    This totals 9-10 credits.

Students must meet with the Music advisor to work out their schedule for the first semester.

Not taking any of these courses will mean that you will be behind others students who enter at the same semester as you and you may delay your graduation date perhaps by a full year.

There are other important courses you should take early in your time at Utah Tech. For example, voice majors should take the diction courses as soon as possible (MUSC 3861 and 3862).


Important Forms for Music Majors

Here are important forms you will need for your juries at the end of each semester and when preparing for your junior or senior recitals.

Jury Self-Evaluation Form

Please print off this form, fill it out and bring it to your jury.

Jury Self-Evaluation Form

Vocal Jury Form

Please Fill This form out and bring it to your jury. Your Jury panel will add comments in the spaces below

Vocal Jury Form

Instrumental Jury Form

Please Fill This form out and bring it to your jury. Your Jury panel will add comments in the spaces below

Instrumental Jury Form

Recital Hearing and Performance Evaluation Form

Together with your private instructor you will make sure this form is printed and available for your recital committee.

Recital Hearing and Performance Evaluation Form


Auditions are arranged with each student individually.  Students interested in auditioning for scholarships, ensembles, or entrance to our Music Performance degree program may do so by contacting the appropriate member of the full-time music faculty.

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Music Program Competencies

For information on comptencies for music majors, please click here:

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Piano Proficiency Examination

Click here for the requirements of the piano proficiency examination.

Practice Room Policies

Practice rooms are located in the Eccles (room 144-147) and the lower level of the Graff.  They can be accessed during normal campus hours (8:00am – 6:00pm) Monday through Friday.  You can obtain access during non-campus hours with your Utah Tech ID card.  Please see the Music Department administrative assistant for this access.

The following policies will apply to music practice rooms:

  1. Practice rooms are for practicing for private lessons and ensembles.  Practice rooms are not a homework area.
  2. Piano majors have priority in the Graff practice rooms with grand pianos
  3. No food or drink is permitted in practice rooms.
  4. Utah Tech University assumes no responsibility for personal belonging left in practice rooms.
  5. Campus policy prohibits use of practice rooms for non-credit lessons. Students CANNOT teach in practice rooms.

Department Recitals

Music majors and all students taking private music major lessons (even if not a music major) are required to perform at least once per semester at a department recital or a department sponsored performance. End of semester department recitals are scheduled in the Eccles Concert Hall by instrument type. The dates are posted at the administrative assistants desk and on the department website. Students must sign up for the appropriate recital at the administrative assistant’s desk in the Eccles Administrative Suite by providing the name of the piece they will be performing, composer, composer birth & death dates, and their accompanist if they have one. Concert performance attire is required.

Student Solo Recitals

Click here for details regarding student recital requirements.

Music Juries

Click here for details regarding music jury requirements.

Accompanist Request

Students registered for major lessons can apply to work with a UT staff accompanist, with the costs shared between the student and the department.  Following is a document with information and policies about working with accompanists, and the request form.

Transfer Credits

A transfer student will have their transcript evaluated by the Utah Tech Office of Admissions upon acceptance. General education classes will be evaluated by Admissions. Courses intended to fulfill requirements for a music degree will be evaluated by the Music Department. Typically, courses passed at institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) are accepted if there are equivalent courses at Utah Tech. Music courses taken at non-accredited institutions may be accepted upon evaluation. This likely includes the student taking an equivalency exam.

In addition to an official transcript, students are required to provide documentation such as course syllabi and the course description from the transfer institution.

No fewer than four semesters of private instruction and four semesters of ensemble performance credits must be completed at Utah Tech University to receive any music degree from this institution. Recitals must also be presented at Utah Tech University to receive any music degree from this institution.

Health & Safety Information

  • The Utah Tech University Music Department is meeting the current NASM standards as they relate to the needs of music students, general students, music faculty, curricular offerings and levels in regards to Health, and Safety for the degrees offered.
  • Utah Tech faculty is concerned about the health of individuals. Private instructors and ensemble directors will provide general musicians’ health information that addresses musculoskeletal, acoustic, and stress concerns. Students should ask their private instructor or ensemble director about any pain related to music making.
  • Utah Tech faculty will not diagnose any physical or mental health issues, but rather refer students to the Wellness Center ( or other appropriate licensed medical professionals.
  • The following links provide basic information about the maintenance of health and safety within the contexts of practice, performing, teaching, and listening to music.Advisory on Hearing Health
    Protect Your Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health Every Day
    Protecting Your Vocal Health
    An Overview of Health Issues for Performing and Visual Arts Students
    Information and Recommendations for Faculty and Staff in Schools of Music
  • Sound control and acoustic equipment is installed in the performing venues, rehearsal spaces and practice rooms. All spaces are handicap accessible.  Information regarding hearing, vocal, and musculoskeletal health and injury prevention is dispersed and discussed in the respective ensemble and studio classes.
  • The Music Department provides music majors with electronic key access to monitor entry into the music buildings and practice rooms. Students may call security  (435-236-4000 or 435-652-7515) for an escort to your car after dark.
  • Students are encouraged to register with the campus Emergency Alert System to receive campus emergency information via phone, text, and email.


Dr. Timothy Francis

Music Department Chair


Phone: 435-652-7789

Chloe Tate

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4791

Brian Grob

Music Dept Advisor


Phone: 435-879-4346

Office: PAB 137