The only ensemble that requires an audition is the Camerata Singers. Please contact the Director of Choral Activities Susan Medley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an audition.
Yes, it is possible. In order to place out of Fundamentals of Music, you must take a diagnostic exam and earn a grade of 80% or higher. This exam can be scheduled by contacting one of your music professors. Placing out of Fundamentals of Music allows you to begin theory with a higher-level course, Theory 1 (MUS 205).
Yes, you can. Many students have two majors, a major and minor, and even a major and two minors. If you intend to have two majors, you must let each department known so this information can be entered into WebAdvisor correctly.
A major must be declared by the end of your sophomore year. This means you should be making contact with the department chair and your professors during your sophomore year to look at requirements and how the courses would fit into your schedule over your remaining years. Many students choose to take at least one music course during their freshman year to get a feel for the department and its curriculum. A minor may be declared at a later point if the necessary course requirements have been satisfied.
Are there any exceptions to the honors procedures? If something goes wrong unexpectedly, is there any flexibility in the due dates?
Exceptions to any of the honors procedures must be requested from the ASC by the departmental chair or program director concerned, and must be approved by the ASC on the basis of a written motion which would become part of the student’s project record.
Why do I have to turn in two copies of the written portion of the project with the “Honors Report of the Collegiate Review Committee”?
Your Honors Review Committee will determine what needs to be submitted as written documentation of your honors project. The copies of the written work turned in at then end of the process will be bound and will become part of the Washington & Jefferson College Library’s permanent collection of honors projects. These copies of the project must be turned in to the ASC chair.
Because one of the goals of a liberal-arts education is for a student to communicate effectively to a broad audience outside his or her own area of study, the Collegiate Review will be advertised on the College’s website and will be open to the public. Please personally invite friends and family, as you wish.
My project was in a non-English modern language. Do I have to translate the whole thing for the Collegiate Review?
No, you do not have to translate the whole document. What you must do is provide the Collegiate Review Committee with a Comprehensive Summary in English that might exceed the 750-word stated limit. This summary of your project will help prepare the committee members. As a courtesy you might offer to discuss the project briefly with them prior to the presentation in case they have questions. If possible you might try to select committee members with some familiarity with the language your project is written in so that they have the option of trying to read the project if they want to. In addition, the presentation for the Collegiate Review, unlike that of the Honors Review, should be done in English. You should explain this to the Collegiate Review committee members when you ask them whether they will serve on your committee.
See the answer to the preceding question.