The Music Department requires that all music majors or intended music majors perform a jury, or graded performance examination, on their principal instrument or voice at the end of each semester they are enrolled at Southwestern University.

Exceptions to this rule may be made at the discretion of the individual applied instructor under circumstances as outlined in the Music Department faculty handbook. All other students taking applied music lessons should perform juries starting with their third semester of study in a particular applied area, and continue every semester thereafter. This rule also applies to music majors in their secondary applied study area.