Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Undergraduate Standards

August 15, 2016

In August 2015, NASM began a multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of the review focused on the standards of graduate studies in music. This second phase will focus on the standards for undergraduate studies in music.

The first comment period for undergraduate standards extends from August 15 to December 1, 2016. We invite all representatives of member institutions, constituencies, music professionals, deans, accreditors, students, interested parties, and the general public to engage in this review. The comments received in this comment period will influence any proposals for changes to the standards.

Hearings on the undergraduate standards will be held on Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21 at the NASM 2016 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. No action to revise the undergraduate standards will be taken at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Please click here to download a copy of the current undergraduate standards.

Please visit Comprehensive Standards Reviews for more information regarding the NASM comprehensive standards review process. You may also find helpful information, instructions, and a Response Form by visiting Reviewing and Commenting on NASM Standards, as well as Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NASM standards in general and the standards review process.

Please forward comments by December 1, 2016 to:

Sarah Yount
Communications and Publications Coordinator
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 120