Each student should form a graduate committee at the end of his/her first year of study. This committee will guide the student in the preparation of the final graduate recital(s) and/or written documents (MA - thesis or research paper; MM recital abstract, thesis, project, and/or research paper; MM conducting document), as well as supervise final comprehensive examinations in the student's specialization area and other proficiency requirements as applicable.
Graduate committees must be comprised of:
1. For MM thesis and/or recital abstract committees: 3 full graduate faculty members; associate members may serve as additional committee members or readers only, and are not eligible to chair a graduate committee.
2. For MA or MM Music Education research paper committees: at least 2 but no more than 3 committee members; the chair must be a full member of the graduate faculty, and remaining members may be associate or full graduate faculty members.