First Year Experience

Recorder playerEntrance Audition

As a student choosing to pursue either a major or minor in music or a worship ministry major at Lipscomb University, you will be required to complete a performance audition and a music theory placement exam. A music scholarship audition may meet this audition requirement, or you may play or sing for the music faculty prior to the end of your first semester.

Theory Placement Exam

The theory placement exam is given during the summer when you come for your ADVANCE session. The theory faculty use the exam to determine which beginning theory class (Fundamentals of Music or Music Theory I) will provide the most appropriate placement. Click here for information about preparation for this exam.

Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music Exams

Students majoring in music or music education will sit for the ABRSM Grade 5 exam in music theory at the end of their third semester. Click here for more information.

Suggested Schedule for First Year

Fall

 

Spring

 

Bible 1073

3

Bible 1083

3

Music 1103 (fundamentals)

3

Music 1111, 1133 (music theory)

4

Music 2000 (recital attendance)

0

Music 2000 (recital attendance)

0

Lipscomb Seminar 1103 

3

English 1123

3

General Education requirement

3

General Education requirement

0

Music on advice of chair* 

5

Music on advice of chair*

5-7

 

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17

 

15-17

 *Additional music courses typically include:

A major ensemble (1 credit hour)

Private lessons in major instrument or voice (1-2 credit hours.; 2 credit hour lessons required for performance emphasis)

Class piano (MU 1642, fall; MU 1652, spring) or private piano lessons (MU 1611, 1 credit hour)

Students receiving music scholarships are given an advising letter specifying music courses to be enrolled in each semester as part of the scholarship contract. Music majors and minors, and all music scholarship recipients, should also read the Music Department Student Handbook for further explanation of requirements.