Requirements and Procedures Overview

While many aspects of studio instruction will vary among studio instructors, the following procedures and requirements pertain to ALL students taking studio instruction. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a lowering of the final grade for studio instruction; significant deviations from these standards may result in a failing grade for the semester and a discontinuation of fee-waived lessons for minors and majors. See the official College Catalog for a list of detailed Music Majors and Music Minors requirements.

ItemMusic Majors & Music Minors

Registration

  • In person only; no online or email registration
  • Music 201
  • Begins the first day of classes, Monday through Friday, 9 AM–4:30 PM
  • Ends on the drop/add deadline, found on the Registrar's webpage

Fees per semester (2016-17)

  • $55 for 12 half-hour lessons on primary instrument or piano for proficiency
  • $505 for 12 hour-long lessons on primary instrument
  • Seniors giving recitals eligible for reduced rate of $110 for 12 hour-long lessons
  • Rates for secondary instruments are the same as for non-majors and non-minors.
  • Bagpipe lessons are available at no cost. Contact Mike Breidenbach at  or 651-696-6695 

Performance Exam/Review

  • Required every semester on the student’s primary instrument and piano for proficiency.
  • Reviews normally (but not always) take place on Study Days.
  • Sign-up sheets posted on the table outside M201 one week prior.
  • Performance Review and Grading requirements 

Grades

  • 80% of the grade is from the studio instructor
  • 20% from the average of grade given by the music faculty adjudicating the Performance Reviews

Studio Instructors

Studio Instructors directory

Course Credit

  • 1 credit per semester
  • Credit will only be applied after completion of 2 consecutive semesters of the same type of studio instruction (i.e. piano lessons for two semesters).
  • Credits for music instruction do not cause students to go over the 18-credit limit

    Thursday Noon Recitals

    Repertoire

    • Study and complete a minimum of 3 pieces in contrasting styles (or the equivalent, in non-Western instruments and some other traditions) every semester.

    Memorization

    • If memorization is the norm e.g., solo vocal and solo piano repertoire, music performed publicly should be memorized.
    • Public performances include: Performance Reviews, Thursday Noon Recitals, and junior/senior recitals.
    • Music minors are not required to memorize, though individual studio instructors may encourage or require performance by memory.

      Senior Recitals

      • Required for Music Majors only

      Studio Instructor Evaluation

        ItemNon-Majors & Non-Minors

        Registration

        • In person only; no online or email registration
        • Music 201
        • Begins the first day of classes, Monday through Friday 9 AM–4:30 PM
        • Ends on the drop/add deadline, found on the Registrar's webpage

        Fees per semester (2016-17)

        • $450 for 12 half-hour lessons
        • $900 for 12 hour-long lessons
        • Bagpipe lessons are available at no cost. Contact Mike Breidenbach at or 651-696-6695 
         
         

        Performance Exam/Review

        • No reviews or exams required.

        Grades

        • Instructor assigns grade

        Studio Instructors

        Studio Instructors directory

        Course Credit

        • 1 credit per semester
        • Credit will only be applied after completion of 2 consecutive semesters of the same type of studio instruction (i.e. piano lessons for two semesters).
        • Credits for music instruction do not cause students to go over the 18-credit limit

        Thursday Noon Recitals

        • Not required.

        Repertoire

        • Study and complete a minimum of 3 pieces in contrasting styles (or the equivalent, in non-Western instruments and some other traditions) every semester.

        Memorization

        • At the discretion of the instructor

        Senior Recitals

        • Not required

        Studio Instructor Evaluation