To be eligible for honors in music, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 within the major and 3.3 overall, pass the Ear-Training and Listening Repertoire requirements with a high score, and complete a final Honors Project
To apply for honors, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music, arrange to work with one of the department's full-time faculty, and register for MUSA4960 or MUSA4961. The Honors Project must be completed with a grade of A- or higher to receive honors.
There are three ways to fulfill the honors project, depending on your concentration within the music major:
- a research paper in theory, musicology or ethnomusicology of no less than 40 pages with a public presentation on their findings;-
- a recital of around 40 minutes, but no less than 30 minutes, with a paper of no less than 15 pages. (Non-honors majors may still do a senior recital for credit as MUSA4600 Senior Recital Preparation but without it being considered for honors);
- a composition or set of compositions of no less than 15 minutes