2014-2015 Music Practicum Schedule
Practicum Actual Dates in the Field Application Deadline
January (pre 2nd sem) January 5-9, 2015 October 1, 2014
March (spring break) March 2-6, 2015 October 1, 2014
May (week after Grad) May 11-15, 2015 October 1, 2014
Hybrid online class. These classes are offered as hybrid online classes and require significant preparation prior to the dates in the field listed above. After your application is complete you will receive information from your instructor to guide you through the preparatory process.
Application. Please notice that the application for practicum placement requires several addenda to the application form. Be sure to attend to these details as you prepare your application. Please note that OPS will not be able to make your placement, if they don't have all the appropriate information. In addition to the appropriate application form you will need to submit a background check, auto insurance verification and TB test information.
Placements. Practicum placements are made in a limited number of counties. Be sure to check the list of availabilities before you start making your plans for housing during your practicum.
OPS Orientation. Do attend one of the OPS orientation called "Prelude to the Profession, but be sure to get the information that is specific for music. The dates are at this Webpage: OPS Important dates.
Music Orientation. Your individual music class meeting will occur about a week before you begin the placement. After you have applied for placement, your instructor will be notified and she will provide you with the necessary information.
Note: Please do not wait until the very last minute to apply for your practicum placement. If you plan ahead, you will be able to avoid all those last-minute crises. Yeah!
And, Enjoy the experience. Most students really enjoy the music practica. We trust you will, too.