Absence Request Procedures & Performance Obligations

Requests to miss music activities must be submitted to the Associate Dean of the School of Music in advance of the absence.

Absences in Class and Rehearsal
Students who anticipate being absent from a class or rehearsal are required to submit both a completed “Request To Be Excused from Music Classes” form and a letter from their parent/guardian explaining the reason for the requested absence. This letter must also provide the dates and times of the student’s departure and return. These materials must be submitted directly to the School of Music at least one (1) week before the absence. Requests submitted after this deadline might not be accepted and the absence(s) then counted as unexcused. (The form “Request for Permission To Be Excused from Music Classes” is available in the School of Music office.) In addition, for those students participating in an instrumental large ensemble, there is a separate form specific to those ensembles that must be submitted.

Performance Calendar & Student Obligations
Students will not be excused from dress rehearsals and concerts to attend auditions or other external professional engagements. The 2017-2018 Large Ensemble Performance Calendar is not yet finalized, but once it is finished and made available, be certain to mark your personal calendar with the pertinent dates.