Jury requirements are different this Fall due to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated requirements are listed below by division.

Instrumental (non-Jazz) performance majors whose level is determined to be 312d by their instructor for this fall (very few, if any) and who would perform the full division faculty jury for this fall should fill out the Full Division Faculty Jury Request Form.

Vocal Arts

No juries will take place this semester.

Keyboard

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on December 10, 2020.

Repertoire to be mutually agreed upon by teachers and students.

Students must make every effort to ensure that the recordings are of reasonably high audio and video quality. No editing or splicing allowed.

It will be each student’s responsibility to send links of their performances to the grading committee: Professors Allen, Brownell, and Nel. 

Grading: Teachers do not grade their own students in the juries. The remaining two grades will be averaged, and will make up 50% of the semester grade. The other 50% will come from the studio teacher for the semester’s work.

Postponement of a jury can be requested in case of illness.

Winds, Brass and Percussion

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on December 10, 2020. 

Repertoire to be mutually agreed upon by teachers and students.

Students must make every effort to ensure that the recordings are of reasonably high audio and video quality. No editing or splicing allowed.

It will be each undergraduate student’s responsibility to send links of their performances to their major teacher. Graduate jury recordings should be sent to Professor Hughes for Brass, Professor Page for Woodwinds, and Professor Burritt for Percussion.

Grading

Undergraduate students

Only the major teacher will grade the undergraduate juries this Fall.

Graduate students

Teachers do not grade their own students in the juries. The grades from other faculty members on the jury will be averaged, and will make up 50% of the semester grade. The other 50% will come from the studio teacher for the semester’s work.

Postponement of a jury can be requested in case of illness.

Strings

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on December 10, 2020. 

Repertoire to be mutually agreed upon by teachers and students.

Students must make every effort to ensure that the recordings are of reasonably high audio and video quality. No editing or splicing allowed.

It will be each student’s responsibility to send links of their performances to their studio teacher, who will then pass on those links to the appropriate committee (full division faculty, upper or lower strings) for grading.

Grading

Teachers do not grade their own students in the juries.  The grades from other faculty members on the jury will be averaged, and will make up 50% of the semester grade. The other 50% will come from the studio teacher for the semester’s work.

Postponement of a jury can be requested in case of illness.

Jazz

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on December 10, 2020. 

Repertoire to be mutually agreed upon by teachers and students. Recordings with backing tracks are allowed. Consult with your studio teacher for further information.

Students must make every effort to ensure that the recordings are of reasonably high audio and video quality. No editing or splicing allowed.

It will be each student’s responsibility to send links of their performances to Professor Hellmer. 

Grading

50% of the grade is an average of the jury panel’s grade; 50% of the grade is the studio teacher’s grade for the semester’s work.

Postponement of a jury can be requested in case of illness.


Request to Postpone a Fall 2020 Jury

If you are/were unable to perform and record your jury for Fall 2020, contact your performance instructor and division head immediately. You must also explain your need to postpone via email to the appropriate BSOM Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies listed below no later than Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

If you are/were experiencing a health situation or injury, then you must also provide adequate written documentation (from a physician or health/wellness center) along with your request to postpone by the December 15 deadline. The undergraduate or graduate director may require additional details from you before making a final decision. If it is impossible for you to provide documentation by the deadline, inform the undergraduate or graduate director; he may require corroboration from your performance instructor to consider extending the deadline for documentation.

BSOM Director of Undergraduate Studies (for undergraduate students): Prof. Stephen Page <spage@austin.utexas.edu>
BSOM Director of Graduate Studies (for graduate students): Prof. Patrick Hughes <patrickhughes@austin.utexas.edu>

IMPORTANT: A request to postpone a Fall 2020 jury, including written documentation as mentioned above, must be made by the December 15, 2020 deadline, or an official postponement will not be granted. A student without an official postponement of the jury will not be advanced to the next performance level and is required to repeat the performance course at the same level. This also affects a student’s final grade for the performance course where jury grades are a portion of the final grade.

For most areas, Fall 2020 juries that have been officially postponed are to be rescheduled for a completion date by the student and instructor (or other division faculty member/committee), and completed and adjudicated between the 1st and 12th class days of the spring semester.

2020-2021 Performance Division Heads

Prof. Patrick Hughes <patrickhughes@austin.utexas.edu>, Brass, Wind, Percussion
Prof. Kristin Jensen <kwjensen@mail.utexas.edu>, Chamber Music/Collaborative Arts
Prof. Jeff Hellmer <jhellmer@austin.utexas.edu>, Jazz Studies
Prof. Anton Nel <antonnel@mail.utexas.edu>, Keyboard
Prof. Bion Tsang <biontsang@utexas.edu>, Strings
Prof. Tamara Sanikidze <tsanikidze@austin.utexas.edu>, Vocal Arts