Not at all. University Chorale, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, and some chamber music groups are open to all UM-F students without audition. Chamber Singers, Jazz Combo, and Steelheads Percussion Ensemble require auditions, but are open to students of all majors - not just music majors.
That depends on which ensemble you are in. For example, in fall semesters, Chorale performs 3-4 times (MusiCollage, Veterans’ Day Remembrance Ceremony, and 2 Sounds of the Season performances). Chamber Singers perform 6+ times (Chamber Choir Invitational, MusiCollage, two Madrigal Dinner performances, two Sounds of the Season performances, and other invited appearances).
The Wind Symphony performs 3+ times (MusiCollage, an exclusive Wind Symphony concert, Commencement, and sometimes for UM-Flint hockey games). The Jazz Ensemble performs 2+ times (MusiCollage, an exclusive Jazz Ensemble concert, and other invited appearances).
The instrumental chamber music ensembles have their own schedules.
So, you can see that there are many performances given by the ensembles of the Department of Music and each one is an event to celebrate!
Well, it all depends on you. If you are a full-time student and able to take a few courses in Spring and Summer semesters, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in four years. If you are a full-time student and able to take a few courses in Spring and Summer semesters, you can earn a Bachelor of Music Education degree in about four and one-half years. If you are not able to be a full-time student, you can still earn your degree by enrolling as a part-time student. Please consult the student resource page for information about typical music schedules.
The Department of Music cannot guarantee that you will get a job in the music field. That depends on you. But the Department of Music has an excellent placement record for its graduates, and the music faculty will provide guidance and assistance in applying for positions in music.
If you would like to audition to be a music major, minor (including Musical Theater), or applied music student, please consult the admissions and audition page for all the details.
Our admissions and audition page has all the details. Please go there for your answers.
Provided that you earned a grade of B- or better, your music credits will transfer. In order to transfer to UM-Flint, you will need to perform an audition, take music history and music theory placement tests, and then work out a plan to finish your degree at UM-Flint. This plan must be worked out with a music professor, not with anyone in the Advising Center or Admissions offices. The procedure for music students transferring to UM-Flint is the same procedure that is used by UM-Ann Arbor, MSU, WMU, and other degree-granting institutions accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music.
There is nothing strange about UM-Flint's transfer policy - we welcome transfer students!
So, you took AP music theory? That was good planning for further music study!
All music students coming into UM-Flint take the music theory placement test to determine which music theory course is right for their respective levels of music theory knowledge. Sometimes students who have passed AP music theory classes pass into the second level of music theory at UM-Flint, and sometimes they do not.
The music theory test asks for responses to questions about intervals, key signatures, clefs, chord qualities, chord progressions, four-part harmonic analyses, and four-part choral-style writing - all basic materials of beginning music theory.