All University students are encouraged to enroll in music ensembles (bands, choirs, orchestras, chamber music, and opera workshop). To encourage enrollment, all departmental ensemble classes are offered in double sections: a 1-credit section and a 0-credit section. Enrollment in an ensemble for zero credit is subject to the following conditions:
- All enrollees will be graded, with the grade appearing on the transcript as usual.
- Only full-time students, as defined by the University, are eligible for zero-credit sections.
- Music majors must rgister for credit for all ensembles that are required under their curricular concentration and option. After that requirement is met, any student can be accepted into any ensemble for zero credit by permission of the instructor.