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Private Lessons

Private lesson study is available to music majors and minors. To succeed in private lessons at the collegiate level, students must have previous musical experience and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency on their instrument/voice. Students in private lessons apply their studies through participation in ensembles and perform regularly at Music Program events, including the Noon Recital Series.

All music minors are required to complete an audition to enroll in private lessons. Please see the information below regarding the audition process.

Non-music majors & non-minors (and non-matriculated students) are encourage you to participate in our many ensembles and/or enroll in group instruction classes in piano, guitar, or voice; these classes may be used to satisfy certain liberal arts requirements. If you are still interested in taking private lessons, please consider declaring a music major or minor. You may contact any music faculty member to set up an advising session. We look forward to welcoming you to the program!

Private Lessons are available in the following areas:

For all other instrumental studies, please contact Anthony Cornicello (Chair of Music Program) 

The Music Program's complete policies regarding Private Lesson Eligibility and Expectations can be viewed HERE.

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How to Apply

Auditions for Fall 2023 can be completed in person or via a video submission!

Audition Requirements

Complete the Private Lesson Audition Form.

  1. If you select a virtual audition, you will be asked to provide a link to your audition video in this form. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and marked as either "public" or "unlisted."
  2. If you selected an in person audition, a faculty member will contact you with more information. Auditions will be held the first Friday of classes each semester.

 Prepare for you audition:

  1. Prepare one selection that you believe demonstrates your current level of ability on your instrument or voice. (Memorization is not required!)
  2. All voice auditions must be accompanied (a pianist will be provided for in person auditions. Accompaniment tracks from YouTube or other resource should be used for any virtual submissions). 

Deadline: All Private​ Lesson Audition Forms must be received by Thursday, August 31st, however, students are encouraged to submit their audition form ASAP. Auditions will be reviewed as they are received/completed and space in some studios is limited.

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