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Mandatory Co-Requisites for Private Lessons

Recital Attendance

All students must enroll in MUS 0020 Recital Attendance every semester they are enrolled in private lessons until they have completed the required number of semesters stipulated by their degree program. Students will automatically be enrolled in Recital Attendance when they are enrolled in private lessons by the Music Department. For students taking elective lessons who have met the Recital Attendance requirement for their degree program, it is the responsibility of the student to drop Recital Attendance from their schedule.

For the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, Recital Attendance is an asynchronous online course requiring students to view at least eight of the provided recital videos in order to receive a grade of Satisfactory in the course. 


Performance Class

All students enrolled in private instruction must remotely attend the weekly Performance Class for their primary instrument area. The meeting times for each instrument area are:

Mondays, 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Jazz, Guitar, Piano, Brass

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Woodwinds, Voice, Percussion, Strings

Fridays, 1:00 – 1:50 pm

Each studio teacher will keep attendance records. Tardiness, leaving early, and/or excessive absences will be considered in determining the student's final grade for private instruction, as well as his/her advancement to the next level of instruction.

Students studying in more than one private lesson area should attend the performance class for their primary performance area on the first scheduled meeting and consult with their area director about remaining performance classes.

Students with questions about performance class should contact their instrument area director:

Brass/Percussion: Michael Hengst,
Composition: David Farrell,
Guitar: Alex Komodore, 
Jazz: Dawn Clement,
Piano: Jooeun Pak,
Strings: Emily Ondracek-Peterson,
Voice: Bradley Thompson,
Woodwinds: Patricia Surman, 

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