Attendance

Classes
Students are expected to regularly attend all lectures, recitations, and laboratories. The University of Nebraska has no regulation which permits cuts. It is the responsibility of the student to abide by attendance rules an instructor may prescribe and should clear any absence with the instructor.

Notice of illness, injury, or hospitalization may be provided by the Student Health Service, a family physician, or the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. For unusual circumstances, a temporary leave of absence may be obtained from the Dean of the College or the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. However, neither absence nor notification of absence relieves the student of meeting all course requirements.

Applied Lessons

The UNL policy on class attendance applies to applied lessons as well. The highly specialized nature of individualized instruction and professional etiquette require that the instructor be notified in advance of any absence. Make-up lessons are given only for bona fide reasons, such as certifiable illness. Please check with the individual instructor regarding any additional stipulations.
Ensembles
As with lessons, the UNL policy on attendance applies to ensembles. Since participation in a rehearsal cannot be “made-up,” and professional ethics dictate professional behavior in the discipline, ensemble directors expect attendance at all rehearsals and performances.
Under Unusual Circumstances

When UNL cancels classes on short notice, and Westbrook Music Building and Kimball Hall are then closed (as, for example, when there is a weather emergency), then all Glenn Korff School of Music events (including applied lessons, ensemble rehearsals, and performances) are cancelled, all room reservations are cancelled, and all students without special key access must leave the building.

When special events in Westbrook Music Building require all classes in the building to be cancelled, or require full use of the building on a Saturday (as, for example, on Audition Days, and events such as Nebraska Music Education Association, Winter Winds, Bandmasters), then students will not be allowed to reserve rooms for their use on those days. Further, on those days, priority in the use of practice rooms must go to our guests, so students should not expect to be able to use a practice room, and if a music student is using a practice room that is needed for a guest, they must step out in favor of that guest if requested to do so.


Glenn Korff School of Music Convocation – MUSR 68 Attendance

All music majors are required to register for and pass a specified number of semesters of MUSR 68 ("Undergraduate Convocation"). The BM degree and the BME degree require seven (7) semesters of MUSR 68, and the BA requires six (6) semesters.

Informally called "convo", this class is a forum for performances by students and guest artists that was established in the belief that music students should not only be interested in their own performances, but also recognize the value of listening to the performances of others and learning about various performing media. It also provides an opportunity to make announcements about administrative matters to the entire undergraduate student body, and provides a time when faculty and students together can consider issues of academic and musical importance. The class meets regularly on Thursday afternoons and also requires attendance at a specified number of events held on other days and at other times. A grade of NO PASS received in MUSR 68 can only be removed during the subsequent semester, following which, it will be necessary to repeat the course in its entirety.

Students pursuing a BM or BA degree who are enrolled in MUSR 68 attend each semester a specified number of Glenn Korff School of Music Thursday afternoon convocations and a specified number of additional events from an approved list distributed to the class at the beginning of the term.

Students pursuing a BME degree who are enrolled in MUSR 68 attend each semester a specified number of Glenn Korff School of Music Thursday afternoon convocations, a specified number of additional events from an approved list distributed to the class at the beginning of the term, and a specified number of music education convocations.

Minors in Music are required to take two semesters of MUSR 68, which normally should be taken during semesters when they also are enrolled in applied studio lessons. They will attend both semesters a specified number of Glenn Korff School of Music Thursday afternoon convocations and and a specified number of additional events from an approved list distributed to the class at the beginning of the term.