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% 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 2023 and Spring 2024
December 11th: Deadline to sign up for MUSI 048 Juries and Auditions [link]
Students new to Music 048 and those who have not taken MUSI 048 during the past calendar year must audition.
If you are a vocalist, please complete the Voice Placement Form
December 14th: Instrumental Juries and Spring 2024 Auditions, Lang Music Concert Hall, 9:30-3:30 December 15th: Vocal Juries and Spring 2024 Auditions, Lang Music Concert Hall, 9:30-3:30
February 1, noon: Deadline to submit the Music 48 application [link]Note: Applications are mandatory for all students.
Deadline for book requests for TAP funds [link]