Grading: Incompletes, Procedures, Unsatisfactory Progress and Withdrawals

ACCESS/Blackboard, Class Rosters and Grading Blackboard is your online portal to the central student database at the University.  The Web site for the Registrar’s Office is your starting point: www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar.  The information to which you have access will be limited by your role regarding a particular student or record.  You will need a NetID and password…

Final Examinations

In classroom subjects, examinations and quizzes are given throughout the semester at the discretion of the instructor. Final examinations are scheduled at the end of each semester for most courses and have significant influence on final grades. All students must be available to take final examinations throughout the announced examination period. Special examinations for individual students…

Course Evaluations

Course evaluation forms are automatically sent to all faculty who teach classroom courses.  You must (a) select a student from the class to be in charge of the evaluation process, and (b) leave the room while students fill out the forms.  Your designated student (and not you) should deliver the forms directly to your department…

Concerto Competitions

The performance departments, in collaboration with the Conducting and Ensemble Department, sponsor a number of concerto competitions throughout the academic year, following a prescribed distribution throughout the performance studios.  The specific concerto repertoire is determined by the studio teachers and announced well in advance. Students are all judged in performance of the same work by a…

Class Attendance

Absence policy Regular and prompt class attendance is considered to be a crucial part of the learning process at the Eastman School of Music. For this reason, attendance policies for courses and ensembles are determined and managed by the faculty and departments. In all cases, it is a student’s responsibility to notify faculty in advance…

Audition Days

All degree programs at Eastman require an audition, an interview, or both, as part of the admission process. Auditions and interviews afford the opportunity to assess the qualifications of each applicant for admission to the School.  They also give applicants the opportunity to evaluate Eastman as a place of study. The main audition season is…

Academic Probation

At the end of each semester, the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee meets to review undergraduate students’ grades to ensure timely progress and completion of degree requirements and expectations. The Committee consists of the Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Dean of Academic and International Affairs, Registrar, Associate Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management,…

Academic Policy Handbook

Available on the Registrar’s Website, the Academic Policy Handbook documents ESM’s current academic policies.  It is a helpful reference if you have an academic question.  Policies are updated as decisions are made by the UCC (Undergraduate Curriculum Committee), the GRC (Graduate Research Committee) and the GPC (Graduate Professional Committee). Revised, September 2017 ← Handbook Table of…

Committee Structure and Membership

Leadership Groups Department Chairs Department Representative Term Expires Sr. Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs Donna Brink Fox   Chamber Music Anne Harrow June 2022 Composition Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon June 2024 Conducting & Ensembles William Weinert June 2024 Humanities Glenn Mackin June 2023 Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media Jeff Campbell June 2023 Musicology Holly Watkins…