Information for First Year Students
It probably makes sense to begin with the Chair's Letter, designed to give you an overview of what to expect in your first semester at Skidmore.
If you are considering either a major or a minor in Music, the Music Theory curriculum should be on your early radar. For guidance regarding the question of What music theory course should I take?, consult the linked page.We give a placement exam at the beginning of the semester to place students into the appropriate Music Theory class. Here is a Sample Music Theory Diagnostic Exam.
Please use this On-Line form - Interest in Music to inform the Music Department of your interest in private lessons or an ensemble. Actual registration for Private Lessons or for a Music Ensemble will not be finalized until you arrive in September. Depending on your instrument or the ensemble, there may be auditions or interviews required, but in all cases it requires the permission of the instructor. Regarding private lessons, you will need to contact the teacher directly; be persistent, especially around September 1, as many are off-line during the summer. Here is the contact information for our Performance Faculty.If you have any questions about the academic courses in the Music Department, please use this contact information for our Classroom Faculty.
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