Music majors must pass four semesters of MUSC 1000 – Concert Attendance, which is a zero-credit course. It is expected that this requirement will be fulfilled during the students’ first four semesters of enrollment. To complete the class, students must attend a minimum of 8 concerts/recitals per semester. MUSC 1000 is completed online via Canvas. More information will be available in the Canvas course when you are registered.
Appreciation of music deepens and matures only through focused listening and involvement in musical performance as an audience member. This experience emphasizes critical listening of a wide range of music literature and performances. It will prepare students with real-life models for future recitals and will provide students models of artistic standards, a variety of musical literature, and make students aware of non-musical issues of performances as they develop as musicians. Students will become better acquainted with music literature, history, and performance practices from different periods and genres.
The majority of the concerts and recitals should be of a classical nature. Jazz and Broadway events are also allowed but they should not be the majority. Events must be produced and performed by college level or professional performers. High school events, rock, or pop-style performances will not be accepted.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the events are submitted on canvas. Students are expected to arrive on time at concerts/recitals, and stay for the entire performance to receive credit for attendance.