Private study is offered in the areas listed below.
Music majors generally pursue instruction in only one performance area. Occasionally, requests for concurrent study in a secondary area are approved. Nonmajors are encouraged to seek private instruction through the School’s Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program but, with approval of the School’s director, are allowed to enroll in private lessons for credit.
During regular semesters, students enrolled (registered) in two semester credit hours receive one half-hour lesson and attend studio class each week. Students enrolled (registered) in three or four semester credit hours receive a one-hour lesson and attend studio class each week.
Applied music credit is offered at all levels from freshman through graduate; the level is determined by audition for new students and by recommendation of the appropriate faculty for continuing students.
Concurrent enrollment in an appropriate large ensemble, even beyond degree requirements, is required of all students taking applied music courses.
Areas of applied music study currently available include:
- Double Bass
- French Horn
- Jazz Bass
- Jazz Guitar
- Jazz Percussion
- Jazz Saxophone
All of these areas are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.