Revised: August 2, 2022
General Attendance Information
All School of Music faculty are expected to meet all scheduled teaching appointments. Absence on the part of the faculty for any reason must be reported to the Dean's Assistant (Laveta Gibson) so that cancellation of classes, lessons, or appointments may be made. Appropriate entries must also be made to leave records by the faculty member. It is requested that faculty post office hours.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate support for the School through attendance at recitals and concerts.
Applied faculty are expected to conduct assigned lessons and weekly masterclasses. Students are entitled to a make-up lesson for any missed by faculty. All make-up lessons will be scheduled at times mutually satisfactory to both the teacher and student. Faculty members scheduling extra rehearsals should avoid conflicts with regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals. Students are not excused from a regularly scheduled class/rehearsal to attend an extra scheduled lesson.
The presence of applied faculty members at auditions is invaluable in making the audition day a positive experience for each student, so it is expected that every applied faculty member will be available for all audition dates as a regular aspect of university service. Faculty requests to be absent from an audition date must be approved by the Dean well in advance of that audition date.
Participation in the governance of the School of Music is critical for maintaining the effective function of the School. The presence of all Professional Track, Tenured and Tenure-Track faculty at the published regular monthly faculty meetings is essential in making the agendas, discussions, and business of the School conducted at meetings as broadly considered and as representative as possible. As a result, it is expected that all Professional Track, Tenured and Tenure-Track faculty members will be available for all faculty meetings as a regular aspect of university service. Faculty requests to be absent from a faculty meeting must be approved by the Dean well in advance of that meeting date.
Attendance at jury performance examinations is vital to the development of our current students, and it is expected that all applied faculty members will reserve the week of final exams each semester in order to be available to evaluate jury performances. Requests for absence must be approved by the Dean well in advance of the final exam period.
Additional examples of service in the School of Music for Tenured, Tenure-Track, and applicable Professional Track faculty on recital juries, diagnostic examinations, and graduate examination committees. It is expected that all tenured and tenure-track faculty members will participate in these responsibilities as scheduled by the area coordinator and/or the graduate office.