Join us for Jump Start 2019
Monday, August 5th Friday, August 9th
Registration Coming Soon......
JUMP START is.......As the title suggests, an opportunity for new, first year students, to get a jump start on the Fall semester by offering an introduction to fundamental collegiate music courses, an overview of the entire music curriculum and the opportunity to learn more about the University and Department of Music, right along side their peers! Participants will build fluency and confidence in the skills that form the foundation of the undergraduate music degree. Enrollment is limited to approximately 30 students, so register today!
Below is a sample daily schedule:
9:30am-11am Music Theory Fundamentals
11am-12pm Aural Analysis and Listening Skills
12pm-1:30pm Lunch and Information Sessions
1:30pm-2pm Solfege and Sight-Reading Skills
2pm-3pm Ear Training and Dictation
3pm-3:45pm Piano Skills
The Jump Start program was very helpful in easing me into the material taught in the first semester, as I had no prior theory or ear training experience. It was very helpful to get an idea of what we would be learning. One of the specific things that was very helpful was having us sing in front of each other to practice ear training exercises. As I was extremely shy, practicing this in a smaller group of people was very helpful in preparing for the real class. Honestly, I felt that everything taught during the program was useful in preparing me for classes at Wayne. If anything, I wish the days would have been a little longer in order to cover more content. Other than that, Jump Start was extremely beneficial to my experience at Wayne State!
~1st year Violin Performance Major, Jump Start 2016
The Jump Start program is FREE and is geared for first year students to assist in preparation for college level music theory and aural skills courses.