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New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Applied Lessons

Students may register for lessons on their major instrument/voice only as defined in their degree program as follows:

Bachelor of Arts (MUS 181, 182) 1 SH Credit. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program receive 12 half-hour lessons per semester, plus an additional 6 hours of classroom instruction as a part of MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. Students are expected to spend a minimum of three (3) additional hours of practice time per week in preparation for their applied lesson.

Bachelor of Science in Music Education (MUS 180, 181, 390, 391) 2 SH Credit: Students enrolled in these degree programs receive 12 one-hour lessons per semester, plus an additional 6 hours of classroom instruction as a part of MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. Students are expected to spend a minimum of six (6) additional hours of practice time per week in preparation for their applied lesson.

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Audio and Music Production (MUS 180, 181, 390, 391) 2 SH Credit: Students enrolled in these degree programs receive 12 one-hour lessons per semester, plus an additional 6 hours of classroom instruction as a part of MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. Students are expected to spend a minimum of six (6) additional hours of practice time per week in preparation for their applied lesson.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (MUS 186, 187, 392, 393) 3 SH Credit: Students enrolled in this program receive 12 one-hour lessons per semester, plus an additional 6 hours of classroom instruction as a part of MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. Students are expected to spend a minimum of nine (9) additional hours of practice time per week in preparation for their applied lesson.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (MUS 186, 187, 392, 393) 3 SH Credit: Students enrolled in this degree program receive 12 one-hour lessons per semester, plus an additional 6 hours of classroom instruction as a part of MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire. Students are expected to spend a minimum of nine (9) additional hours of practice time per week in preparation for their applied lesson.

 

General Information Regarding All Applied Lessons

Applied lessons are scheduled with the applied instructor either prior to or during the first week of classes. Applied instructor assignments are made by the Department Chair in consultation with each area’s applied instructors. A listing of applied lesson assignments is available in the Department of Music Office.

It is the responsibility of the student to contact the faculty member in the case of an unavoidable conflict with the scheduled lesson time. Faculty members are obligated to provide make–up lessons only in the case of verifiable excuse or absence by the faculty member.

Students in the BM degree programs may request secondary (minor) applied music lessons in their junior year. Approval for secondary lessons is granted on a case-by-case basis by the Department Chair. Students must show evidence of exemplary performance ability on their primary instrument to be considered for secondary applied lessons.

Each student will keep a studio notebook that will include lesson information and assignments, pedagogical feedback from Master Classes and information from Convocation. The notebooks will be checked at the Sophomore Barrier Exam and again at the final jury exam during senior year.

 

2012-2013 Applied Lesson Fees

$100 per semester
Instruments with "J," Percussion, Organ, Piano, Composition (MUS 182/183)

$150 per semester
Instruments with "J," Percussion, Organ, Piano, Audio Prod (MUS 180, 181, 186, 187, 390, 391, 392, 393)

$200 per semester
Instrumental BA and Minor Lessons if Applicable (MUS 182/183)

$260 per semester
BA Voice & THR Voice (MUS 182/183)

$310 per semester
BM & BS Instrumental (MUS 180, 181, 186, 187, 390, 391, 392, 393)

$400 per semester
BM & BS Voice (MUS 180, 181, 186, 187, 390, 391, 392, 393)

 

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