Current Students

Below you'll find answers links to some important pages for undergraduate music majors and minors, as well as commonly used forms.

Music Theory and Musicianship Placement

All new students (freshman or transfer students) should take a placement exam before their first semester. The exam will determine whether a student should begin with an introductory course, MUS 116, or with the first course in the theory sequence, MUS 105.

Transfer students that have taken music theory for credit at another institution may receive credit for up to three theory courses, but they will be asked to take a more advanced exam. These students should contact Brian Moseley to schedule the exam. 

Students that have taken AP Music Theory in high school receive credit for MUS 116.


Students giving degree recitals (MusB or MM) in Baird Recital Hall or Lippes Concert Hall electing to have their recitals recorded by the Department of Music must complete, and submit a Recital Recording Request Form and process payment here. The Marketplace form and payment be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the recital date in order to ensure recording of a recital.

Lockers, Practice Rooms, and Rehearsal Spaces

Practice Rooms: Students involved in the Department of Music can reserve shared practice rooms on a semesterly basis. To reserve a practice room, students must complete and submit a form to Melinda during office hours. For more information, contact Melinda J. Wesolowski.

Rehearsal Spaces: Students may check out keys for rehearsal spaces from Melinda J. Wesolowski in
 220 Baird Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Lockers: Students in the Department of Music can rent lockers on a yearly basis for a $5 per semester fee. To receive a locker assignment, students must 1) submit payment through UB Market place here, and 2) bring and provide receipt of payment to the music department office during business hours. For more information, contact Melinda J. Wesolowski.


Concert Hall Access

Students in the Department of Music may reserve space in Baird Recital Hall or Lippes Concert Hall by contacting Concert Manager Philip Rehard.

For degree recitals, students may reserve space free of charge. To ensure that an appropriate time may be found, students must make a reservation in the semester prior to their recital. Reservations are typically 3 hours in duration, with an additional 2 hours allotted for a dress rehearsal several days in advance of the recital. Students are expected to provide the concert manager with a program for their concert at least two weeks in advance of their recital, or else bring their own printed copies to the event.

For other events, students may still reserve space in the concert hall but must pay a fee to be determined by the office of concert productions.

For more information, please contact Philip Rehard.