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Remarks and Special Arrangements

  • Seminars are available to students in their 3rd semester of study or higher. It is not possible to register for more than one (1) seminar per semester.

  • Students are highly advised to consult with the Seminar Instructor prior to registration. Attendance is often limited and several Seminars have prerequisites.

  • Some Required Core Courses (namely: Theory and Practice of Tonic Music (Harmony) 1-2, Theory and Practice of Renaissance Music (Counterpoint) 1-2, and Morphology of European Music 1-2) last for two (2) instead of a single semester. Students should register for those courses in both semesters of the academic year, but will only be graded once, at the spring semester exam period. Students who fail to obtain a passing grade in any such course, must re-register for it across both semesters at a later year in their studies.

  • Hence, these double-semester courses are presented in the students’ schedule across both semesters (fall and spring). Students are expected to attend classes during both semesters, but will be graded once at the end of the spring semester.

  • Students must register for the double-semester courses at pre-determined semesters. More specifically, they are expected to register for “Harmony” during the first year of their studies (semesters 1 and 2) and for “Counterpoint” and “Morphology” during the second (semesters 3 and 4).

  • Students who fail to obtain a passing grade for a double-semester course can re-register for it at a later year in their studies.

  • It should be noted that it is not mandatory to successfully complete a double-semester course in order to register for the next one.

  • Music Education I and II are also double-semester courses but are considered as Electives (EE), and are required only for students wishing to acquire Pedagogical Adequacy (see below). Students are encouraged to register for those courses during their 4th and 5th year of their studies.

  • Regarding Electives: Students can register for more than the twelve (12) electives necessary to graduate. In this case, the 12 electives with the highest grades count towards their final score. This policy applies to a maximum of 3 additional Electives. It should be noted, however, that such leeway is not provided in classes of other course categories.

  • Certain Electives and Seminars may not be offered in every academic year. In such cases, students who have failed to obtain a passing grade can substitute such courses with others from the same course category.

  • Elective courses are taught only when there is a minimum of seven (7) registered students.