Students desiring to minor in Vocal and Instrumental Performance must fulfill the following requirements/prerequisites before being accepted into the program of study: (1) complete MUSC 1000, MUSC 1011, MUSC 1012 and one semester of vocal or instrumental ensemble with a minimum grade of “C” in each course; (2) successfully complete the departmental music entrance examination with a minimum passing score of 75 percent, and (3) successfully pass an audition in voice or on an instrument before the Vocal and Instrumental Performance faculty. Contact the Department of Visual & Performing Arts & Media Studies for specific written guidelines and repertoire standards.
The music ensembles present all students with the opportunity for hands-on experiences with music in a shared effort with others. They are the principal performance ensembles and are open to all Fort Valley State University students with an audition and permission of the instructor. These courses may be repeated for credit. The ensembles available are listed in different sections as follows:
Applied music lessons are available to any student regardless of major, depending on the availability of faculty. These courses are designed to augment performance skills on an instrument or voice. Applied students will receive one fifty- minute individual lesson each week or participate in a group performance class which meets two fifty-minute periods each week. These courses may be repeated for credit. Instruments and voice are offered in different sections as follows: