Private lessons offered by the Department of Music are open to all University students but enrollment is limited to available staffing. As a result, priority for enrollment is given on the following basis: (1) music majors, (2) music minors, (3) other full-time University students, (4) other part-time University students.
Beginners normally enroll in class instruction instead of private lessons.
Students wishing to enroll in private lessons must see a full-time faculty member in the respective area in order to be assigned an instructor.
An additional fee is charged for private lessons, which includes the use of a practice room.
Students enrolled for applied music are expected to practice a minimum of one hour a day for each hour of credit being received.
A jury exam at the end of the semester is required for all music majors, music minors, and other students enrolled for 2 hours or more of credit.
Private lessons are not given during final examination periods.
Individual lessons missed during the semester will not be made up unless satisfactory notice is given to the instructor at least one day before the absence.
Private lessons are 30 minutes or 1 hour per week based upon the student’s enrollment objective:
BA/BS in music
1 hr. credit 1/2 hr. lesson
2 hrs. credit 1 hr. lesson
BM in performance (4 hrs. credit) 1 hr. lesson
BM in music education (2 hrs. credit) 1 hr. lesson