Performance and Composition Study
Assignment of Students
Each performance faculty member has a section number for each level taught (for example V400, V800, V900, etc.). For a student to register for a specific teacher's section, that teacher must indicate a willingness to teach that student. The Office of Music Advising and Records Services (East Studio Building 120), comprised of the Music Undergraduate Office and the Music Graduate Office, will provide a list of continuing students for your approval before Continuing Student Registration. If you expect to be away from campus during Continuing Student Registration, please give the MARS office a signed list of any additional students whom you intend to teach the following semester so that students can be authorized in your absence. You may indicate your willingness to teach students not on this list via email or by signing an authorization form obtained from the MARS office.
New students and students who could not obtain a teacher's signature during Continuing Student Registration must enroll for the unassigned sections under the dean's name. Students in these sections are assigned to a studio by the associate dean for instruction at meetings with each of the performance and composition department chairs held on Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week of classes. Students' preferences are taken into account insofar as possible, but no teacher will be assigned an overload of regular students (i.e., more than 18) without the teacher's permission. Students who register late do not appear on the official rosters when the assignments of students from the unassigned sections are made, so space in a studio cannot be held for them. Please make it clear to your students that it is important for them to register on time.
Each student admitted to the Jacobs School of Music is considered qualified and is entitled to class instruction and performance study. No differentiation concerning the quality of a teacher is or should be made based on the number of graduates vs. undergraduates, performance majors vs. other majors, international students vs. domestic students, etc.
A summary of studio instruction policies can be found in the JSoM Bulletin.