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Advising for Music Orientation

Advising for Music Orientation

One of the most exciting components of New Student Orientation is registering for classes. While we try our best to send out personalized information to each student before he/she arrives on campus, helpful hints about anticipated courses can be found below. Our biggest goal is to ensure that our students begin their music education at a point that will make them the most successful.

The first step is to take the online music theory assessment. This will assist our faculty in placing you at an appropriate starting point within our music curriculum. Most students will find themselves starting at one of two points:


All music students are required to register for Recital Attendance (32-1000) during each semester they are enrolled.

Students should also consider enrolling in one of the following vocal ensembles:

Once students have registered for the appropriate major courses, they are encouraged to complete their schedules with Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) courses and/or College-Wide Electives.

If you have questions related to course selection or registration, please contact Becky Harlow, Academic Coordinator, at rharlow@colum.edu or 312-369-7977.