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What happens if I don't pass all portions (instrument startups, diagnostic rehearsals, written) of the 3rd year exit exam?

Written Exam

When a retake of some written exam test areas is required, the candidate has three options when the number of areas to be retested totals four or less:

1. AUG 1-4 EXAM: If the candidate has less than 5 areas to be retested, it is possible to prepare for and take a proctored exam August 1-4. Retake test information will be emailed to a designated administrator by August 1. Candidate must submit the request by logging into "My Account" at our website. Click on "Retake Exam Form" in "My Account" area and supply the following information: administrator name, title, email address, and phone number. Click on the payment link on this screen to access the online Retake fee of $125. Submit the online Retake Form and make the $125 payment no later than July 28. -OR-

2. DEC EXAM: If the candidate has less than 5 areas to be retested, it is possible to prepare for and take a proctored exam This exam will include only those areas not passed during the July 5 Exit Exam. Information will be emailed to the designated administrator by December 1. It must then be administered no later than December 10. Candidate must submit the request along with administrator title, mailing and email address, phone number. The candidate is then required by SHSU to take a one credit course in the Fall for which a $506.50 fee (or newly announced fee rates in the fall) will be due as well as special for fees for graduation in a different term. -OR-

3. JULY EXAM: Submit by April 1 (following the July 5 Exit Exam year) a letter of intent to retake the portion of the exam including the appropriate test areas on July 5 of that year. The candidate must attend Session B for a single credit (standard SHSU fees apply) with a special seminar credit awarded. Candidate will be responsible for inquiry as to the exact time and place of the July 5th exam on the AHS campus.

If the retake of more than four areas is necessary, the candidate will be required to attend Session B the following summer and will be re-examined in the applicable test areas. Payment of standard fees for the Session plus the masters candidate fee will be in affect. So that the candidate will benefit from the hours taken, MUSI Seminar credits will be awarded instead of Pedagogy courses.

Demonstration Exam

If a retake of the diagnostic rehearsal portion of the exit exam is required, the candidate has two options:

1. Request from the ABC Director (by September 1) the assignment of an online Ultimate Pursuit audio/essay test. The test will consist of multiple MP3 excerpt sound files of "Yorkshire Ballad" by James Barnes. After listening to the sound files with Ultimate Pursuit (testing software), the ABC Candidate must explain what is wrong with the 30 - 40 second excerpt and offer solutions to each problem. The online test will be created with a unique login password for the administrator by December 1. It must then be administered no later than December 10. Candidate must submit the request online by logging into "My Account" at the ABC website. Click on "Retake Exam Form" in "My Account area and supply the following information: administrator name, title, email address and phone number. Click on the payment link on this screen to access the online Retake fee of $125.

All "Yorkshire Ballad" excerpts (audio CD) were included in the ABC Study Set.

—OR—

2. Submit by May 1 (following the July 5 Exam Exam year) a letter of intent to retake the diagnostic portion of the exam on July 5 of that year. If the candidate elects to attend Session B for credit, standard session fees will apply. If arriving only for the exam day, a $125 check must be made out to ABC and sent with the May 1 notification.

If a retake of any startup lesson area is necessary, the candidate will be required to appear on July 5 the following summer and to be re-examined in the applicable startup lesson test areas. If the candidate elects to attend Session B for credit, standard session fees will apply with Seminar credits awarded. Otherwise, a $125 check must be made out to ABC and sent with the May 1 notification. Candidate will be responsible for inquiry as to the exact time and place of the July 5th exam Ashland High School Music Building.


Notification of Results

Whenever the December 10 deadline is involved, the candidate will receive notice and comments from the ABC graduate faculty member by January 15. July 5th retakes will be handled with other candidate grading; notification will be sent by August 23.

CONTACT INFO:
American Band College
407 Terrace Street
Ashland, OR 97520

Phone:
(541) 778-4880 (Scott McKee)
(541) 840-4888 (Max McKee)
(541) 778-3161 (Paul Kassulke)

E-mail:
scottmckee@bandworld.org (Scott McKee)
maxmckee@bandworld.org (Max McKee)
paulkassulke@bandworld.org (Paul Kassulke)

 

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