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

The following students should fill out the Full Division Faculty Jury Request Form before performing the Full Division Faculty Jury:
– Students at the 260a/b/RC level this spring and performing FDFJ for Recognition Recital
– Undergraduate performance majors at the 312d (or 210d voice performance) level

Vocal Arts

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021.

Repertoire to be mutually agreed upon by teachers and students. For both undergraduate and graduate students, repertoire should consist of six art songs and/or operatic arias in at least three different languages.

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: Donnie Ray Albert, Jill Grove, William Lewis, Cynthia Morrow, Rick Rowley, Nikita Storojev, Tamara Sanikidze, and Darlene Wiley.

Keyboard

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021.

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. 

Collaborative Piano

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021.

1st year Collaborative Piano students will submit a recording that includes three to four different instrumental/vocal partners and contrasting repertoire.

Masters students: Jury must be 20-25 minutes of repertoire

Doctoral students: Jury must be 25-30 minutes of repertoire

Students should submit a program and brief program notes.

Winds, Brass and Percussion

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021. 

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.

All BWP students performing juries in spring of 2021 are required to submit an online jury form with links to their jury recording(s). (Form is forthcoming)

Strings

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021. 

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.

Jazz

All students needing to take juries will submit recordings no later than 9:00 am on May 12, 2021. 

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. 


Request to Postpone a Spring 2021 Jury

If you are/were unable to perform and record your jury for Spring 2021, 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 Monday, May 17, 2021.

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 May 17 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.

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

IMPORTANT: A request to postpone a Spring 2021 jury, including written documentation as mentioned above, must be made by the May 17, 2021 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, Spring 2021 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 Fall 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