All students registered for music major lessons (MUSC 2150) must complete a jury examination each semester. Due to COVID, juries will be video recorded and shared with the music faculty as an unlisted YouTube link.
What is a jury?
Think of your jury as the final exam for your studio class. You will perform in front of
the college music faculty and be graded on your semester progress. Juries should be treated
as highly formal performances and good performance etiquette is encouraged!
A jury performance involves two elements:
Technical demonstration (generally consists of etudes and/or scales for instrumentalists, languages/diction for vocalists)
Performance of concert repertoire with professional-level accompaniment as required
Work with your studio instructor to prepare for jury and to view your graded jury forms.
How to submit your jury
1. Email your repertoire information to
Be sure to include as detailed information as possible such as your major instrument (specify voice range for vocalists), title of pieces and/or studies, composer dates, title of larger work the excerpt belongs to (if applicable), name of accompanist (if applicable).
2. Video record yourself performing your technical demonstration and concert repertoire
Be sure that audio quality is good by doing a few test videos. Depending on your video source, you may have to troubleshoot online to get your video onto a computer. There are lots of tutorials out there. Try searching "how to video record a performance" or "how to get video onto computer" in YouTube.
2b. Reserve studio time on campus
This is available at no cost to students. Visit the Recording Studio page for more information
3. Post video to YouTube as unlisted
Watch a video tutorial if you need assistance uploading.
4. Email your YouTube links to Geoff and Nick