The department offers private music lessons to many students. We do not have a performance faculty; instead, we help to match students with excellent private teachers. We provide a subsidy -- in many cases, 100 percent of the cost of lessons -- and give academic credit for private lessons. In addition, the most accomplished music students may apply to receive transportation expenses to study with teachers off campus.
In many cases it isn't necessary to leave campus for private lessons. The department has invited a number of prominent musicians to teach in Lang Music Building. These are performers of the first rank, including musicians who have toured worldwide and appeared as soloists with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other major orchestras, opera houses, and recital series. Voice students are particularly fortunate, in that we provide a voice studio supervised by the faculty, as well as sessions with a first rate vocal coach.
Practice rooms are readily available in Lang Music Building, all equipped with high-quality Steinway and Yamaha baby grand pianos. Also located in Lang Music Building is The Underhill Music and Dance Library, which provides access to a vast collection of books, scores, and audio recordings.
Important Dates for Fall 2020
September 1: All Video Auditions for Music 48 (as well as the Voice Placement Form for singers) are due
September 14 (the end of the Add/Drop Period): All Music 48 Applications are due (no exceptions)
After you have submitted your audition video and arranged for lessons with your private teacher, please fill out this application form. The form is due by Monday, September 14, and is required for you to participate in Music 48 for the Fall 2020 semester.