Additional applied study: 6 Hours
Private applied instruction is offered in brass, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds. Class instruction is offered in guitar, piano and voice. Course prefixes and names are assigned according to the general nature of instruction, e.g. BRS (brass) and PIA (piano). Course may be repeated to meet major requirements.
Students whose primary instrument is piano may substitute MUS 304 for 3 hours of applied study.
The Music Department restricts applied enrollment through the music office.
Course fees are charged for private and class instruction and are listed within the course description if applicable. They normally are non-refundable after the last day to enroll; refunds must be approved by the department chair.
Students are expected to attend all lessons and rehearsals and to engage in extensive lesson preparation. In addition to lesson and practice activities, all applied students, regardless of major, must attend and perform in a weekly departmental Studio Hour. They are also required to perform on jury examinations every semester except those in which they have performed a full recital.
Students must take piano every semester for credit until they pass the Piano Proficiency Examination.
8 hours of ensemble credit may be applied toward this major.
Students are required to complete a juried, interdisciplinary capstone project as part of this degree.