Sophomore Continuation Jury
Sophomore Continuation Jury (SCJ)
A Sophomore Continuation Jury is implemented at the end of the fourth semester of study to assess each student’s progress in the degree program and to make certain the student has acquired the necessary skills to advance into the upper level coursework. At the end of the sophomore year, all students enrolled in the BM degree must pass their sophomore barrier jury before enrolling in 3000 (junior) level lessons. During their course of study, applied students must cover a variety of repertoire, demonstrate fluency in sight reading, and play all major and minor scales. The SCJ committee is comprised of all full-time music faculty members.
Policies and procedures
- To qualify for the Sophomore Continuation Jury, students must have completed MCC II, History I, and Class Piano II.
- Students must do this jury in their fourth semester of study at UNO (second semester of their sophomore year)
- If students fail their SCJ, they cannot enroll in MEC 1 or upper division theory or history courses.
- Students have three tries to pass the SCJ. Their fourth semester must be their first try. If a student fails to do this during his or her fourth semester, this counts as one try. Students will no longer be able to continue in the BM degree plan if they fail three times.
- Contact area coordinator to inquire about the specific criteria for each instrument.
- Transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.