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What did I need to do as a first year candidate prior the start of classes on June 19?

Here is a listing of things you need to do. You will find extensive details in the 3-Year CHECKLIST with links to everything required over the 3 years in the ABC-SHSU program.

  1. REGISTER with ABC at www.bandworld.org/abc (by March recommended).
  2. APPLY for admission to the SHSU Graduate School (starting now).
  3. SEND three (3) letters of recommendation to SHSU during admission process.
  4. GET all of your undergrad and any graduate course transcripts sent to SHSU.
  5. READ the FAQs and the ABC Catalog-Handbook for answers on everything (starting now).
  6. GET STARTED on the required MUS 6181 RECITAL project (Absolute due date is June 10.)
    • Project must arrive in Ashland, Oregon by midnight that day.
    • See page 11 in the ABC Catalog-Handbook.
    • Project requires a video of your band's performance plus an mp3 audio and photos (upload)
    • Project must include demonstration of proper English writing skills on self-evaluation of the MUSI 6181 video project. Include the professionally formatted PDF/document (500-750 words) on the flash drive.
  7. PLAN to be in Ashland on June 18 (included in your motel cost).
  8. USE Ultimate Pursuit to prepare for the two entrance exams on June 19.
    • 1st year ABC Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. at Ashland H.S. Commons Building.
    • Band-related entrance exam from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the AHS Theater in Ashland.
    • Music Theory entrance exam from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the AHS Theater in Ashland.
  9. ATTEND the first year candidate meeting in the AHS Theater at 7 p.m. on June 19.
  10. JOIN us for the start of clinics and rehearsals at 8:00 a.m. in the AHS Theater on June 20.

Admission Questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (936) 294-1971 or graduate@shsu.edu.

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