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Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Department of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook 2020-2021


August 2020 Dear Music Undergraduate Students, The 2020 pandemic has affected our lives in many ways -- family, social, work, musical, and academic. During the past several months, the faculty and staff of the Department of Music have worked, and will continue to work, to make the necessary adjustments to our programs so that they will continue to be rigorous and engaging, even during this challenging time. Please note that the policies and guidelines presented in this handbook do not reflect the limited changes that have been made, or may be made, related to the pandemic. The limited changes in policies or procedures in connection with the pandemic that have been made, or may be made in the future, do and will supersede the content of this document, as appropriate. It is therefore very important that you read and follow all Covid-19-related information sent from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, or the Department of Music. The faculty, administrators, and staff are happy and eager to support you in every way possible. We encourage you to reach out to us with any difficulties, questions, or concerns that arise during this challenging time. Sincerely, Ellen Leibowitz Undergraduate Music Advisor 3


Introduction The Mason Gross School of the Arts was established in 1976 as the arts conservatory of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and in 1981, the Department of Music joined the school. The department offers a comprehensive music program within the context of a public research university, and serves a diverse student body of approximately 500 graduate and undergraduate students from a wide range of specializations and backgrounds. The Mason Gross School of the Arts varied music degree programs share a common aim: to develop welleducated music professionals who have a thorough historical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of music. The purpose of this handbook is to provide basic information about the undergraduate degree programs offered through the Department of Music at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Information, policies, and procedures included in this handbook are subject to change. The handbook will be updated on a yearly basis. Important: The degree requirements for an individual student are those that are in effect when the student begins the Bachelor of Music program or the Bachelor of Arts Music Major. Questions about information in this handbook should be directed to the Department of Music Undergraduate Advisor. Students are responsible for: Knowing information, policies, and procedures included in this handbook; Providing the Department of Music with up-to-date contact information; Regularly checking his/her assigned mailbox in the Marryott Music Building; Regularly checking his/her Rutgers email; personal email accounts should be linked to the Rutgers email account, and Referring to the “music major information” Sakai site for current announcements, information, and resources. This handbook is available online at the “Music Major Information” Sakai site or at: nt-students/ 5


Table of Contents Introduction.5 Directory .12 Department of Music .12 Mason Gross School of the Arts – Office of the Dean .13 Area Heads .13 University Academic Calendar .14 Useful Websites and Resources .15 General .15 Academic Resources & Support.17 Financial .18 Registration .19 Housing & Dining Services .20 Parking & Transportation .21 Student Health, Wellness, & Safety.21 Police & Emergency Information .23 Student Organizations .25 Facilities .26 Campus Map .26 Building Hours .26 Department of Music Facilities .27 Marryott Music Building .27 Mortensen Hall .27 Nicholas Music Center .27 Rehearsal Hall (Room 104) .27 Music Annex .27 Art History Building (connected to Walters Hall) .28 Library .28 Graduate Music House.28 Voorhees Chapel.28 Kirkpatrick Chapel .28 Lucy Stone Hall .28 Ticket Office .28 Rutgers Community Arts Office .28 Practice Facilities .29 7

Rehearsal and Classroom Reservations .29 Lockers .30 Mailboxes .30 Undergraduate Degree Programs in Music.30 The Bachelor of Music .31 High School Course Requirements for Admission .31 Specific Requirements in English and Mathematics.31 English.31 Mathematics .31 Advanced Placement Credits .32 Scholarships .32 Advising and Registration .33 The Four Concentrations .33 Double Concentrations and Changing Concentrations .34 Adding a Second Major Outside of Music .34 Completing a Minor .35 Transferring from MGSA to Another School at Rutgers University .35 Transferring to MGSA from another College-Level Institution .36 Course Load .37 Full-Time and Part-Time Status .37 Credit and Semester Limits for Completing Graduation Requirements .37 Class Absence Policy .38 General Information.38 Short Periods of Absence (less than 3 consecutive meetings) .38 Longer Periods of Absence (more than 3 consecutive meetings) .39 Temporary Condition or Injury .39 Withdrawal.39 Leave of Absence.39 Academic & Artistic Policies .39 University Student Conduct Related Policies .39 Department of Music Artistic Probation and Dismissal.39 Mason Gross School of the Arts Academic Probation and Dismissal .41 Performance Study and Guidelines .42 Applied Major Lessons .42 How to Register for Applied Major Lessons .43 Off-Campus and Summer Lessons .43 8

Changing the Assigned Applied Major Lesson Teacher .43 Large Ensemble Requirements .44 Auditions for Large Ensembles .45 Large Ensemble Descriptions .46 Chamber Music Ensembles.48 Chamber Music and Small Ensemble Descriptions .49 Music Assembly .50 The Piano Proficiency Exam .51 Jury Requirements .52 General Guidelines .52 Jury Grades .52 General Jury Requirements.53 Jury Requirements by Area .53 Voice Juries .53 Brass Juries.53 String Juries .54 Classical Piano Juries .54 Woodwind Juries .54 Percussion Juries .54 Jazz Juries .54 Recital Requirements .55 Bachelor of Music Solo Recital Procedures .55 Recital Adjudicators.55 Recital Programs .55 Recital Application Forms.56 Room Reservation.56 Recital Scheduling.56 Recital Parking .56 Keyboard Tuning/Special Requests .57 Recital Reception .57 Accompanist Services .57 Recital Recording .57 Venue Keys, Set-Up, and Clean-Up.57 Recital Deposits and Fees .58 Senior Recital .58 Junior Recital for Voice Performance Majors .58 9

Senior Recital for Voice Performance Majors.59 Non-Degree Recital Procedures.59 Music Education Policies and Guidelines.60 Music Education Advisory Review (MEAR) .60 Academic Standing .61 Artistic Standing .61 Music Education Performance & Recital Requirements .61 Teaching Experiences .61 Clinical Experience (K-12 Practicum Placements) .61 Clinical Practice I and II (Student Teaching) .62 New Jersey Teacher Certification.63 Degree Requirements .64 Bachelor of Music Concentrations .64 Bachelor of Music Double Concentrations .65 Requirement Checklists and Sample 8-Semester Schedule Notes .66 Bachelor of Music: Performance Concentration: Instrumental .68 Bachelor of Music: Performance Concentration: Vocal .71 Bachelor of Music: Jazz Performance Studies Concentration .74 Bachelor of Music: Music Education Concentration Instrumental .77 Bachelor of Music: Music Education Concentration: Vocal/General Music .81 Bachelor of Music: Composition Concentration .84 Bachelor of Music: Music Education – Performance Instrumental Double Concentration .88 Bachelor of Music: Music Education – Performance: Vocal/General Double Concentration .92 Bachelor of Music: Music Education – Performance: Vocal/General Double Concentration (Keyboard) .96 Bachelor of Music: Jazz Studies – Music Education Instrumental Double Concentration .100 Bachelor of Arts Music Major.104 Requirement Checklist (41 credits) .104 Bachelor of Arts Music Minor Checklist (18 credits) .106 Undergraduate Course Listings .107 07:700 Courses (Academic) .107 07:701 Courses (Ensemble) .109 07:701 Courses (Other Performance) .110 Forms.112 10


Directory Feel free to contact any of the following personnel for assistance at any time. Department of Music Director Dr. William Berz 848-932-2742 Associate Director Dr. Rebecca Cypess 848-932-2848 Advisor of Undergraduate Studies Ellen Leibowitz 848-932-9220 Advisor of Graduate Studies Dr. Robert Grohman 848-932-9272 Assistant to the Director Diane Amato 848-932-8860 Department Administrator Patricia Mancuso 848-932-5544 Admissions and Recruitment Administrator Peg Barbarite 848-932-9190 Front Office Manager TBD 848-932-3848 Ensemble, Instrument, and Special Event Manager Christopher Delgado 848-932-3790 PR and Print Materials Specialist Jessalyn Traino 848-932-9364 Business Assistant Ximina Dilizia 848-932-8788 Operations Coordinator/Concert Bureau J.J. Cooper 848-932-7808 Music & Performing Arts Librarian Dr. Jonathan Sauceda 848-932-9023 Staff Piano Technician David Miller 848-932-1349 Production Stage Manager Mark Piotrowski 848-932-1349 Accompanist Coordinator Karina Bruk 848-932-8839 12

Mason Gross School of the Arts – Office of the Dean Dean Jason Geary 848-932-9360 Dean of Students Mandy Feiler 848-932-5208 Student Affairs Coordinator Alexis White 848-932-5236 Director of Admissions Kara Cabrera 848-932-5269 Director of Facilities Kevin Viscariello 848-932-9724 Director of Rutgers Community Arts Derek Balcom 848-932-1877 Area Heads Director of Bands Todd Nichols Head of Brass Studies Kenneth DeCarlo Christopher Delgado (Coordinator) Head of Choral Studies Dr. Patrick Gardner 848-932-1393 Head of Composition Studies Robert Aldridge Head of Jazz Studies Conrad Herwig Mark Stasio (Coordinator) 848-932-1808 848-932-1894 Head of Keyboard Studies Daniel Epstein 848-932-9364 Head of Music Theory Dr. Nancy Rao 848-932-1549 Head of Musicology Douglas Johnson 848-932-1512 Head of Percussion Studies Joe Tompkins 848-932-1871 Head of String Studies Jonathan Spitz 848-932-4225 Head of Voice Studies Eduardo Chama 848-932-1898 Head of Woodwind Studies Dr. Maureen Hurd 848-932-8862 13

University Academic Calendar 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Fall Semester Begins Tuesday, September 1 Regular Saturday Classes Start Saturday, September 5 Changes in Designation of Class Days Tuesday, September 8 (Monday Classes) Wednesday, November 25 (Friday Classes) Thanksgiving Recess Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29 Regular Classes End Thursday, December 10 Reading Days Friday, December 11 – Monday, December 14 Fall Exams Begin Tuesday, December 15 Fall Exams End Tuesday, December 22 Winter Session Begins Tuesday, December 22 Winter Session Ends Friday, January 15 Spring Semester Begins Tuesday, January 19 Spring Recess Begins Saturday, March 13 Spring Recess Ends Sunday, March 21 Regular Classes End Monday, May 3 Reading Days Tuesday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 5 Spring Exams Begin Thursday, May 6 Spring Exams End Wednesday, May 12 University Commencement Sunday, May 16 Summer Session Begins Tuesday, June 1 Summer Session Ends Wednesday, August 18 The calendar with registration deadlines can be found at: * .htm 14

Useful Websites and Resources General Rutgers Concert Bureau The Rutgers Concert Bureau provides students with performance-related job opportunities including engagements for Rutgers events, weddings, corporate events, library concerts, and private parties. For more information on Concert Bureau opportunities, or if interested in hiring musicians for an event, email the Concert Bureau Manager J.J. Cooper at ArtData, MGSA Performance Calendar For a complete listing of all Mason Gross School of the Arts performances and activities, the MGSA calendar can be found at: Piano Maintenance Piano maintenance is overseen by the MGSA Piano Technician, David Miller. Issues with pianos (tuning requirements, malfunctioning, parts replacement, moving) should be brought to his attention by either logging the issue on the Piano Maintenance Log in the Front Office or by contacting him directly at or 848-932-6686. Online Directory Contact information for all students, faculty, and staff of Rutgers University can be searched via RUID All students are assigned an RUID number when accepted

Mason Gross School of the Arts - Office of the Dean Dean Jason Geary 848-932-9360 Dean of Students Mandy Feiler 848-932-5208 Student Affairs Coordinator Alexis White 848-932-5236

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