Students can earn honors in the music major by participating in one of three programs. All programs are under the catalog numbers 360/370; honors students normally elect the two units in succession during their senior year. Eligibility for these programs requires a GPA of 3.5 in the major.
Under Program I, the honors candidate carries out independent research leading to a written thesis and an oral examination.
Under Program II, honors in composition, the 360 and 370 units culminate in a composition of substance and an oral examination on the honors work. The prerequisite for this program is 315.
Program III, honors in performance, culminates in a recital, a lecture-demonstration, and an essay on some aspect of performance.