Total semesters for major applied study vary with each track. Each track requires 2 semesters of minor applied study. The minor applied study for piano majors is determined following consultation with faculty adviser. The minor applied study for all other majors is piano. Each student must meet the guidelines in piano proficiency (defined in Handbook of Policies and Guidelines) before the minor applied requirement is satisfied. It may be necessary to take more than 2 hours of minor applied study to meet guideline proficiency requirements. If a student can meet guideline proficiency requirements prior to 2 semesters of minor applied study, the student may opt for another minor applied study. Course exemption is available in Music Theory through advanced placement testing. However, students who place beyond MUSC 101, MUSC 103, MUSC 201 or MUSC 203 must substitute each exempted course with MUSC 291, MUSC 302, MUSC 401 or MUSC 402 in observance with prerequisites.