Private Lessons: Instrumental
How to Register for Instrumental Lessons
- Contact the appropriate person (below) for your Private Lesson instrument (note: auditions are generally not required for private instrumental lessons).
If you are a Violinist: email Andrea Segar email@example.com
If you are a Violist: email Professor Mark Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Cellist: email Professor Josh Gordon email@example.com
All other instrumentalists: email Professor Bob Nieske firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register for MUS 111 on Workday for either the Credit or XC (non-credit section). Make sure to request a Prerequisite Override during registration.
- If auditions are required, audition for a Music Department Ensemble. Audition information can be found here. For ensembles that do not require auditions, skip to step 4.
- Register for an Ensemble on Workday for either the Credit or XC (non-credit) section. Make sure to request a Prerequisite Override during registration.
If you have difficulty registering in an ensemble consult the director of instrumental studies, Professor Bob Nieske: email@example.com or director of vocal studies, Professor Robert Duff: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the Lessons Contract found here: https://forms.gle/xYiPC5Uspn3r6C8q7.
This is an experiential learning course, offered on a credit/no-credit grading basis.
It yields two credits (one semester half-course credit).
Students registering for MUS 111a must also register for a departmental Ensemble (MUS 80a,b – 89a,b or 116a,b); 111a may NOT be taken alone. Students may petition to substitute one semester of a professionally directed non-university ensemble for their university Ensemble co-requisite.
A maximum of four course credits will be allowed for all enrollments in Ensemble (MUS 80a,b – 89a,b) alone or Private Instructions and Ensemble together. Successful completion of MUS 111a,b may be applied only once toward the requirements for the major or minor in music.
- Studio fee: $250 for majors; $700 for non-majors.
Instrumentalists will take ten one-hour, private lessons per semester in the field of early music, jazz, or classical music while participating in a departmental ensemble. A ten minute jury is required in second semester.