The department offers private classical instruction in voice, piano, fortepiano, organ, harpsichord, harp, violin, Baroque violin, fiddle, viola, violincello, double bass, viola da gamba, flute (Baroque and modern), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, recorder, lute, classical guitar, saxophone, percussion, and marimba; and private jazz instruction in piano, violin, viola, electric and uprght bass, saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone, guitar, voice, drumset and congas/hand percussion. We will make every attempt to accommodate students wishing private instruction in instruments not currently taught.

All students who wish to receive private instruction must take the Music Theory Placement Test, offered during Orientation Week. Information concerning auditions and course requirements for noncredit and credit study is given under listings for Music 99, 198, 199, 298, 299, and 344. Except for 344, auditions and the Placement Test are ordinarily given at the start of the first semester

Arrangements for lessons are made at the department office during Orientation of the first week of the semester. Students may begin private study in 99, 198, 199, 298 or 299 at the start of the second semester if space permits. More about lessons and fees.

Evaluations and Juries

Evaluation and Jury sheets will include a list of the criteria for judging student performance. Faculty will be asked to write a cogent paragraph for each student about her performance. Jury sheets are returned to the teacher once grading information has been collected. Evaluation sheets are not ordinarily given directly to the student, except in rare cases in which the teacher deems this appropriate. The comments are intended to be used by the instructor, both as a guide for the student and as feedback for the teacher. Faculty members should keep copies for their records, as the department does not retain copies.