2011-12 Pomona College Catalog 
    May 22, 2018  
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Music Courses

Theory of Music

Performance of Music: Individual and Class Instruction

Students may enroll for instrumental or vocal study in the Music Department. Lessons may be terminated by the instructor, after fair warning, for unsatisfactory preparation or attendance. When lessons must be missed, students should notify the department secretary as far in advance as possible. Students studying privately are expected to participate regularly in the appropriate performing organizations to the full extent of their ability.

Credit with letter-grades is granted for courses in private music instruction. For weekly half-hour lessons (10 and 20), one-quarter (cumulative) course credit is earned. Students at Level I (10) are normally limited to a maximum of four semesters of credit. In order to take Level II lessons, students must pass a qualifying examination. Weekly hour lessons at Level II (100) earn a half-course credit per semester. All enrollment for private music instruction must be made with the Music Department secretary during the regular enrollment periods. (Students planning to take a qualifying examination must consult with the department secretary concerning the requirements.)

If a student chooses to fulfill the Area 1 Breadth of Study Requirements through performance courses, one course credit (four cumulative courses, two half-courses, etc.) must be earned by enrolling either in applied music lessons (individual instruction) or ensemble courses, all of which must be sponsored by the Department of Music. For students satisfying the requirement through individual instruction, any combination of 10, 20 or 100, adding up to one credit fulfills the Area I requirement, provided that the lessons are all on the same instrument. Enrollment in ensembles or lessons must be in consecutive semesters.

Performance of Music: Ensembles

The performing ensembles sponsored by the Music Department are open to all qualified students of the Claremont Colleges. Credit may be granted for regular attendance and participation in each ensemble. To obtain credit, students must enroll during the regular enrollment periods. Auditions are normally held during the opening weeks of each academic year. Each ensemble may be taken for credit no more than four times (for the equivalent of two course credits); however, the course will appear on the transcript for each semester in which it is taken.