2015-16 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
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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 instructor 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. Weekly half-hour lessons earn one-quarter course credit. Students at Level I (MUS 010 PO ) must demonstrate considerable progress after four semesters of credit in order to continue. To be eligible for Level II lessons, students must pass a qualifying examination. Weekly hour lessons at Level II (MUS 100 PO ) earn a half-course credit. All enrollment for private music instruction must be made with the Music Department academic coordinator during the regular enrollment periods. (Students planning to take a qualifying examination must consult with the department academic coordinator concerning the requirements.)

If a student chooses to fulfill the Area 1 Breadth of Study Requirements through individual instruction, any combination of MUS 010 PO , MUS 020 PO  or MUS 100 PO , adding up to one credit fulfills the requirement, provided that the lessons are all on the same instrument.

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 also appear on the transcript for each subsequent semester in which it is taken for no credit.

If a student chooses to fulfill the Area 1 Breadth of Study requirement through ensemble courses, the same ensemble course must be taken in two consecutive semesters.