Students must have a major teacher for the duration of their studies. Studio assignments are arranged prior to matriculation on the basis of student requests and teacher availability. Once a student matriculates into the Conservatory, the student is expected to remain with the same studio teacher for the duration of their program. In instances where there are compelling reasons for requesting a change, a student may a student may submit an academic petition as outlined in Applicability. All studio changes require the signature of both the current and new major teacher, as well as the signature of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
If no studio teacher is willing to accept a student, the student will be compelled to withdraw from the Conservatory.