Applied jury examinations are held at the end of each semester. In a jury examination each student registered for an applied course appears before a committee of the music faculty. At each level of applied study the student must meet specific expectations, as outlined by the applied instructor, in order to advance to the next level. Prior to the jury examination, students (with the assistance of the applied teacher) update their Applied Repertoire and Study Forms. These forms reflect an accurate accounting of applied study and solo performance. While the applied teacher and the committee will make final decisions, the examination will generally include a representation of the major repertoire, excerpts, scales, and technical exercises studied during that quarter. Proper performance etiquette and appropriate attire are highly recommended for all performances, including jury examinations.

Students are responsible for scheduling their own jury examination(s). The jury-examination schedules are posted one week before final examinations begin. If applicable, students are advised to have accompaniment for solo literature. It is the student's responsibility to secure an accompanist at least three weeks prior to the jury time and to schedule a minimum of two rehearsals. The applied instructor should be present at the rehearsals.