Collegiate Ensemble Requirements
Date: January 30, 2012
We are evaluating our ensemble requirements. This does not necessarily mean ensemble hours to receive the degree. In my initial research I have noticed that many schools require students to participate in an ensemble each semester they are 'in residence'. Other schools require students to participate in an ensemble only until they fulfill the hours required for the degree (generally 8 hours unless a one is student teaching). If they are in school an additional year or semester, they are then not required to participate in an ensemble.
I am particularly interested in smaller schools, where ensemble personnel may be at a premium. However, I would welcome any input regarding ensemble requirements.