FOR BMUS STUDENTS TAKING FIRST- or SECOND-YEAR PERFORMANCE OR COMPOSITION LESSONS
Attending concerts is an absolutely essential part of musical training. Hearing and watching live performances exposes you to great music and trains you to be a better listener, to understand music in its intended context, and to understand the concepts of stage presence and etiquette.
Concert attendance will be worth 10 marks (out of 100) of each student's grade in music performance instruction. That is, if a student attends fewer than ten concerts, ten points will be deducted from their performance grade. For example, a student who earned a grade of 82 for work done in private lessons and for the year-end jury, but attended only five concerts, would receive a mark of 72 for the course.