Jury Requirements and FAQ's
Who Takes a Jury and Why
- All Music/Worship Arts Majors and Secondary Education Majors are required to perform a jury examination as the "Final Exam" for the applied lesson in their major instrument.
- Literature studied that semester will be performed by the student and evaluated by the faculty. A minimum of 3 new pieces are to be memorized each semester.
- Repertoire will be primarily classical. Jazz standards, spirituals, Broadway numbers and ensemble combo arrangements are considered appropriate. Please consult with you lesson instructor on specific pieces to be performed.
- Vocal majors must have at least 2 foreign languages memorized.
- If you have performed a solo for any musical production at NCU and have worked on this piece in your lesson this should be included as repertoire completed for that semester.
- The jury determines the students future as a music major
How Juries Function
- The Fine Arts Department will post a Jury Exam Schedule outside the main office at least 1 week prior to the jury date. The jury dates are listed on the Fine Arts Department Calendar.
- Each student will be ready before the scheduled time and location, ready to enter and perform, having all forms completed and music ready.
- A completed Jury Repertoire Form (available in the Fine Arts office or on line) will be handed to the faculty upon entering the room for the jury examination.
- The student and collaborative pianist will be ready to perform any of the completed repertoire listed on the sheet.
After the Jury
- The student will receive the evaluation from his/her applied lesson instructor at the lesson following the jury.
- If your lessons are over for the semester you can see the administrative assistant for the evaluation forms and grade.
- Students who do not complete a jury will have their lesson grade lowered for that semester.