American Band College Checklist
American Band College
Master of Music • 3-Year Checklist


DIRECTIVE and EXPLANATION
FORM & NOTES
MAIL TO or LOCATION
COMPLETION DATE
FAQ LINK

PRE-ENROLLMENT — FIRST YEAR CANDIDATES

  • REGISTER ONLINE  via the ABC web site and make the $500 down payment.
    (No openings guaranteed after 3/1 or above cap. Cutoff is May 15 and candidate must have Central Washington University admission documents in place.)
Before May 15
(by March 1 best)
  • Order the ABC Study Materials Set ($80 which includes links and YouTube recordings of all literature examples, our Embou-Sure Book & CD, sample exams, various charts) Optional.
Anytime before June
• Complete the following list for admission to Central Washington University
  1. Application for Admission - online via "Apply" website (with $75 non-refundable fee)
  2. Three letters of recommendation online. (Send to the Central Washington University Office of Admissions.)
  3. ALL official transcripts (undergraduate as well as all graduate courses taken). Send to the Central Washington University Office of Admissions.
  4. Take ABC Theory Exam on June 19 in Ashland (replaces GRE).
  5. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.

Admission Questions?

  1. Contact the Office of Admissions.
  2. Once the Office of Admissions approves your file it is sent to the School of Music.
  3. Contact Admission staff (School of Music Graduate Coordinator)

NOTE: If you are receiving financial aid, you MUST make sure that all financial aid requirements are done.

ONLINE ADMISSION WEBSITE

Choose:

• Graduate Masters
• Summer 2018
• CWU-Ellensburg, Music
• Music Education

CWU
Office of Admissions


or
Masters@cwu.edu


Apply for admission before May 15 with all required documentation in place at CWU! All new ABC candidates take the Theory Exam on June 19 (instead of the GRE).

• Financial Aid (optional):

  1. Complete an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form.
  2. Use the 2017-2018 FAFSA when applying for financial aid.
  3. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.
  4. Get more info about financial aid at the Central Washington Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

INSTRUCTIONS

 
Start in February
Complete by May 20

RECITAL PROJECT

ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See page 11 & 21)
Course: MUS 615.001 Seminar: Cond
ABC
407 Terrace St.
Ashland, OR 97520
Midnight June 1

PRE-ABC TO DO

MUS 615.001 Seminar: Cond

MP3 & PHOTOS

  • Sign up for courses via Central Washington - Use this link to help register for CWU courses.
  • Make payment in full to Central Washington (after full admission) via your online CWU account.

Central Washington Registration Questions? Click here

If you have questions or concerns check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all email correspondence.

   

Register for courses by May 25 (or as soon as CWU allows)

Payment in full
By June 1via CWU
By June 10 via ABC

COST COMPARISON

FINANCIAL  AID

CWU REGISTRATION


• TAKE ABC ENTRANCE EXAM
  (Offered ONLY on June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

• TAKE ABC THEORY EXAM
  (Offered ONLY on June 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

NOTE: Must have wireless enabled computer to take entrance, theory and July 5 exams.

Check-in: ABC Registration (at Ashland High School) will open at 8:00 am for 1st year students.


On campus at
Ashland High School
June 19
  • Upload an mp3 recording of your band. DO NOT try to save as an aif or aiff. Length:10 minutes maximum. Style: Include varying styles and tempos (by starting at the mid-section of an ABA-structured composition, for example). Composites of sections from 2 pieces is OK. Click here for more help!

Info on Research 1 (RE#1)
ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See pages 16 & 21 )

By June 1
• Upload to www.bandworld.org/abc:
  1. A scanned baby picture
  2. A current photo of yourself
  3. A short bio
Login to your account and then click on "My Account." Then choose "Bios and Photos " in the list to add your bio and upload your pictures.
By midnight June 1
  • Bring your principal instrument and other instruments that may be of use to you for study purposes (especially oboe or bassoon). Also bring black concert attire.

To campus
By June 20
  • Meet with ABC Staff to discuss Entrance Exam results (optional).

On campus
June 21-30 (TBD)

  • COMPLETE, the online Practical Applications Form (Online entry form will be available the day after you receive entrance exam results)
June 24 (Midnight latest)
 
  • Attend all ABC clinics, rehearsals, & sightreading sessions.
On campus
June 20 - July 4
Via CWU Canvas (online) system   By midnight June 30  
  • Perform in ABC Directors’ Bands for concerts.

CRATERIAN THEATER
and AHS Stadium
June 25 and July 4
  • Attend post-concert socials at McKee’s home.

407 Terrace Street
June 25 and July 4

  • Take final exam & play in ABC Exit Exam Band.
  • Does not conclude until 4:30 p.m. Participation required.

Note: Must have wireless enabled computer to take July 5 final exam.


On campus at
Ashland High
July 5, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mail to arrive no later than midnight Aug 4, your Research 1 Project (MUS 613.001)—and—
  • Mail to arrive no later than midnight August 4 Practical Application 1 Project (MUS 616.003)

(See complete details on pages 15, 16, 20 & 21 of the ABC Catalog-Handbook.)

NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE ABC PROJECT FORM & ENVELOPE FOR BOTH THE PRAC-TICAL APPLICATION & THE RESEARCH PROJECT. ("Pristine" copies provided during ABC.)

ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See pages 15, 16, 20 & 21)

ABC Project Form (Required)
(PDF for envelope)

 

No matter how early you mail the PA project that is due by August 4, it will not be graded, nor the grade posted until Aug. 18.

ABC
407 Terrace St.
Ashland, OR 97520

RE to arrive by Aug 4
PA to arrive by Aug. 4

Arrival date is absolute.
No exceptions!

  • Video record your band during school year for use in second Research Project– MUS 612.002.

(See pages 17 & 21 in the ABC Catalog-Handbook about preparing video.)

Research 2 MUS 612.002
ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See pages 17 & 21
)
Your school
During school year

 

 

DIRECTIVE and EXPLANATION
FORM & NOTES
MAIL TO or LOCATION
COMPLETION DATE
FAQ LINK

SECOND ABC SUMMER

  • You must have passed the Music Theory entrance exam and be in good standing at Central Washington in order to start the second summer of coursework. If you have more than two C grades, an F or a GPA below 3.0, you must apply for reinstatement.

Contact Scott McKee at ABC
if reinstatement is required.

  Status must be OK prior to May 15  
  • REGISTER ONLINE  via the ABC web site and make the $500 down payment. (No openings guaranteed after 3/1 or above cap.)
  • All returning candidates must be registered on or before May 15. (No exceptions.)
REGISTER ONLINE www.bandworld.org/abc ABC Registration must be completed by May 15
Payment in full
By June 1 to CWU
By June 10 to ABC
COST

SPECIAL COURSES
• If you skip a year of ABC, you will need to complete the following list to be re-admitted to Central Washington
  1. Application for Admission - online via "Apply" website (with $75 non-refundable fee)
  2. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.
  3. No need to re-submit your official transcripts or letters of recommendation.

Admission Questions?

  1. Contact the Office of Admissions
  2. Once the Office of Admissions approves your file it is sent to the School of Music.

NOTE: If you are receiving financial aid, you MUST make sure that all financial aid requirements are done.

ONLINE ADMISSION WEBSITE

Choose:

• Graduate Masters
• Summer 2018
• CWU-Ellensburg, Music
• Music Education

CWU
Office of Admissions


or
masters@cwu.edu

Apply for admission before May 15 with all required documentation in place at Central Washington University! All new ABC candidates take the Theory Exam on June 19 (instead of the GRE).

  • Sign up for courses via Central Washington - Use this link to help register for CWU courses.
  • Make payment in full to Central Washington (after full admission) via your online CWU account.

Central Washington University Registration Questions? Click Here

If you have questions or concerns check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all email correspondence.

   

Register for courses by May 25 (or as soon as CWU allows)

Payment in full
By May 15 to CWU
By June 10 to ABC

• Financial Aid (optional):

  1. Complete an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form.
  2. Use the 2017 - 2018 FAFSA when applying for financial aid.
  3. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.
  4. Get more info about financial aid at the CWU Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

INSTRUCTIONS

 
Start in February
Complete by May 15
  • Bring your principal instrument and other instruments that may be of use to you for study purposes (especially oboe or bassoon).
  • Also bring black concert attire for the June 25 and July 4 concerts.

See page 13 & 14 in the ABC Catalog-Handbook regarding sightreading conducting assignment. Music sent to you in late May.

Also bring your conductor's score
for sightreading session.
To campus
By June 20
  • Meet with your ABC staff or faculty to discuss your course of study (optional).

On campus
June 21-30 (TBD)

  • Attend all ABC clinics, rehearsals, & sightreading sessions
On campus
June 20-July 4
Via CWU Canvas (online) system   By midnight June 30  
  • Perform in ABC Directors’ Band concerts (June 25 & July 4)

CRATERIAN THEATER
and AHS Stadium
June 25 and July 4
  • Attend post-concert socials at McKee’s home.

407 Terrace Street
June 25 and July 4

  • Take final exam & play in ABC Exit Exam Band.
  • Does not conclude until 4:30 p.m. Participation required.

Note: Must have wireless enabled computer to take July 5 final exam.


On campus
July 5, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mail to arrive no later than midnight Aug 4 your Research 2 Project (MUS 612.002)—and—
  • Mail to arrive no later than midnight Aug 4, your Practical Application 2 Project (MUS 616.003)

(See complete details on pages 15, 17, 20 and 21 of the ABC Catalog-Handbook.)

NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE ABC PROJECT FORM AND ENVELOPE FOR BOTH THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION & THE RESEARCH PROJECT. ("Pristine" copies provided during ABC.)

ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See pages 15, 17, 20 & 21)

ABC Project Form Required (pdf)

No matter how early you mail the PA project, that is due by Aug 4, it will not be graded, nor the grade posted until mid August.

ABC
407 Terrace St.
Ashland, OR 97520

PA & RE to arrive by midnight Aug 4br> Arrival date is absolute.
No exceptions!

 

 

DIRECTIVE and EXPLANATION
FORM & NOTES
MAIL TO or LOCATION
COMPLETION DATE
FAQ LINK

THIRD ABC SUMMER

  • You must have completed all first and second-year courses and be in good standing at Central Washington to start the final summer of coursework. If you have more than two C grades, an F or a GPA below 3.0, you must apply for reinstatement.

Contact Scott McKee at ABC
if reinstatement is required.
  Status must be OK prior to May 15  
  • REGISTER ONLINE  via the ABC web site and make the $500 down payment. (No openings guaranteed after 3/1 or above cap.)
  • All returning candidates must be registered on or before May 15. (No exceptions.)
REGISTER ONLINE www.bandworld.org/abc ABC Registration must complete by May 15th
Payment in full
By June 1 via CWU
By June 10 via ABC
COST

SPECIAL COURSES
• If you skip a year of ABC, you will need to complete the following list to be re-admitted to Central Washington
  1. Application for Admission - online via "Apply" website (with $75 non-refundable fee)
  2. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.
  3. No need to re-submit your official transcripts or letters of recommendation.

Admission Questions?

  1. Contact the Office of Admissions
  2. Once the Office of Admissions approves your file it is sent to the School of Music.

NOTE: If you are receiving financial aid, you MUST make sure that all financial aid requirements are done.

ONLINE ADMISSION WEBSITE

Choose:

• Graduate Masters
• Summer 2018
• CWU-Ellensburg, Music
• Music Education

CWU
Office of Admissions


or
Masters@cwu.edu

Apply for admission before May 15 with all required documentation in place at CWU! All new ABC candidates take the Theory Exam on June 19 (instead of the GRE).

  • Sign up for courses via Central Washington - Use this link to help register for CWU courses.
  • Make payment in full to Central Washington (after full admission) via your online CWU account.

CWU Registration Questions? Click Here

If you have questions or concerns check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all email correspondence.

   

Register for courses by May 25 (or as soon as CWU allows)

Payment in full
By June 1via CWU
By June 10 via ABC

• Financial Aid (optional):

  1. Complete an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form.
  2. Use the 2017-2018 FAFSA when applying for financial aid.
  3. Check your CWU email address as the University uses this student email address for all correspondence.
  4. Get more info about financial aid at the CWU Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

INSTRUCTIONS

 
Start in February
Complete by May 15

• Prepare for Graduation:

  1. Apply for Graduation through CWU and pay the fee (coming soon)
  2. Submit your official name as you would like it to appear on your ABC plaque.
  1. Coming Soon (Graduation)
  2. www.bandworld.org
    (Click on "My Account", login, then choose Degree Application)
  ABC Deadline: End of May or as soon as Central Washington will allow
(See the CWU link to left for more info)

APPLY  TO GRADUATE

ABC PLAQUE

  • Make payment in full to Central Washington University via your online CWU account.
  • (Sign up for courses starting in April based on the EXACT list provided by ABC.)
   
  • Bring your principal instrument and other instruments that may be of use to you for study purposes (especially oboe or bassoon).
  • Also bring black concert attire for the June 25 and July 4 concerts.

See page 14 in the ABC Catalog-Handbook regarding conducting assignment. Music sent to you in late May.

Also bring your conductor's score for assigned rehearsal segment.
To campus
By June 20
  • Meet with your ABC staff or faculty to discuss your final summer of study, final conducting project, and exit examination (optional).

On campus
June 21-30 (TBD)

  • Attend all ABC clinics, rehearsals, and sightreading sessions.
On campus
June 20-July 4
Via CWU Canvas (online) system   By midnight June 30  
  • Perform in ABC Directors’ Band concerts (June 25 & July 4)

CRATERIAN THEATER
and AHS Stadium
June 25 and July 4
  • Attend post-concert socials at McKee’s home.

407 Terrace Street
June 25 and July 4

  • Conduct band in rehearsal (digital recorded).
Conductor score mailed late May
On campus
June 20-July 1

  • Participate in ABC Certification Graduation Ceremony.

On campus
July 3, 2:00 p.m.

  • Take final exam & play in ABC Exit Exam Band if not graduating.
  • Does not conclude until 4:30 p.m. Participation required.
  • Comprehensives: Conduct rehearsal diagnostics band and do clarinet, horn and snare startup lessons
    (if graduating).

Note: Must have wireless enabled computer to take July 5 final exam.

ABC Catalog-Handbook
(See page 19)
Score available 6/29
On campus
July 5, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mail to arrive no later than Aug 4, your Research 3 Project (MUS 521.002)—and—
  • Mail to arrive no later than Aug 4 your Practical Application 3 Project (MUS 616.003)

(See complete details on pages 15, 18, 20 & 21 of the ABC Catalog-Handbook.)

IMPORTANT: Both projects must arrive by midnight Aug 4 in order to graduate!

NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE ABC PROJECT FORM AND ENVELOPE FOR BOTH THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION & THE RESEARCH PROJECT. ("Pristine" copies provided during ABC.)

ABC
407 Terrace St.
Ashland, OR 97520

Both Projects (PA & RE) must Arrive by midnight Aug 4 br> Arrival date is absolute.

Link to FAQs


LODGING & TRAVEL QUESTIONS:

What is the closest airport to Ashland, OR?

What are my lodging options while I attend ABC?

What are the directions to the hotels, the Ashland High School Music Building, the Craterian Theater from the airport?

How do I get from the airport to the various hotels? Do I need to rent a car?

Updated: 5/29/2018

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