The proficient use of keyboard skills is a basic competency required of all musicians. Passing the Class Keyboard course sequence constitutes keyboard proficiency (i.e., MUSC 1501, 1502, 2501, 2502). Keyboard proficiency is a prerequisite for the majority of upper-division music courses. Students must enroll in Class Keyboard each semester offered for a minimum of four semesters and continuing until successful completion. Credit for courses in the sequence may be obtained through examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course's faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Class Keyboard course syllabi.