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Attendance Policy

Graduate Music History Attendance Policy

The need to attend all classes is self-evident, and students who miss class sessions generally find it harder to attain a grade of B- or higher required for credits to be applied to the degree. This is particularly so in half-semester MU 559 Special Topics in Music History courses which, for the benefit of all participants, have an Attendance Policy of no absences. Students who miss important classwork may be advised to withdraw from these courses.

General Guidelines
• An excused absence for RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE requires an email from the Dean’s Office to your instructor(s) in advance of the absence.
• An excused absence for an AUDITION requires an email from the Dean’s Office to your instructor(s) in advance of the absence.
• An excused absence for ILLNESS requires a Doctor’s Note presented to your instructor(s) within 7 days of the absence.
• An absence for a FAMILY OR PERSONAL EMERGENCY requires an email from the Dean’s Office to your instructor(s) within 7 days of the absence.
• An absence that is not excused within the time frames specified above remains ‘unexcused’.
• An absence that is not excused through the channels specified above remains ‘unexcused’.
• Late arrival to a class may be counted as an absence.
• Doctor’s appointments should not be scheduled for times when classes meet.
• The Conservatory has priority over outside activities such as participating in orchestral or individual performances, it also has priority over social events such as weddings, when the student is not a family member.
• Students are expected to be available for classes on all days that school is in session. If travel plans cause a class session to be missed that absence will be considered unexcused.

Graduate Seminar in Music History
• Attendance is required at every class.
• Absences may be excused at the discretion of the instructor.


Special Topics in Music History
• Attendance is required at every class .
• One or more unexcused absences result in a final grade of F.


Graduate Music History Review 1 and 2
Writing About Music

Communicating About Music
• Attendance is required at every class.
• Two unexcused absences drop the final grade by one letter grade.
• Three unexcused absences result in a final grade of F.
• Absences may be excused at the discretion of the instructor.



 

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