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d. an elective of any MUS course numbered 200 and above, not to include MUS 212 or any
         700 numbered course other than 702 (Composition).

2. Passing the Piano Proficiency Requirement (see below);
3. Passing the Aural Skills Proficiency Requirement (see below);
4. Completion of a senior capstone experience;
5. All Music majors must enroll in a Solo Performance course (music lesson) and in a music

    ensemble during their final three semesters, unless excused by the Music Department; and
6. Receive a passing grade (P) in MUS 701 for a minimum of five semesters (see "Music

    Performance Seminar").
All senior Music majors must complete a senior capstone experience. There are two categories
from which to choose: recital (MUS 798 or 799); or paper/project (MUS 485). Students may
choose both of these options if they wish. Students who plan to complete MUS 485 as their
capstone must submit a description of the proposed project for departmental approval by
October 1 of their senior year. Student teaching fulfills this requirement for music education


Minor: A minimum of six course credits in Music which include MUS 110, 210, 310, and at least
three additional courses in Music at the 200 level or above, selected in consultation with and
approved by the Department, not to include MUS 212, 301, or any 700 numbered course.

Music Lessons at Cornell: Students register for Solo Performance courses (music lessons) at
the beginning of Term One and Term Five. These courses are taught over four consecutive
terms. Registration entails additional costs (see Music Lessons, Fees*). Students may withdraw
from these courses only during the first of the four terms. If a student withdraws from a Solo
Performance course during the drop period, he or she will be charged only for the lessons
scheduled between the beginning of the course and the date when the course is officially
dropped and no entry concerning the course will appear on the student's transcript. After the
drop period has passed, if a student ceases to attend, a grade of F will appear on the student's
transcript and the student will be billed for the full semester charge. All music scholarship
students must be enrolled in music lessons to retain their scholarships. For students graduating
before 2017: after a student has earned more than one course credit in the continuing study of
the same instrument, he or she may count the additional credits toward the fulfillment of the

general B.A. requirement for a minimum of eight courses numbered in the 300s or 400s.

Music Lessons, Fees (Solo Performance Courses)*

Music Majors: $200 for one half-hour lesson per week for four terms (one-quarter course
credit); $300 for one hour-long lesson per week for four terms (one-half course credit). These
fees are the same for lessons on secondary instruments. Piano lessons leading toward the
passing of the piano proficiency exam are $100 for one half-hour lesson per week for four terms
(one-quarter course credit).

Non-Music Majors: $350 for one half-hour lesson per week for four terms (one-quarter course
credit). The fee is the same for lessons on secondary instruments.

Recipients of Music Scholarships and Awards will not be charged for lessons on their principal
(scholarship audition) instrument.

Piano Proficiency Requirement: All Music majors, regardless of degree or program, must
pass the Piano Proficiency Requirement by the end of the sophomore year. If this requirement is

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