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Applied Study

Applied music lessons are available for a wide variety of instruments to any currently enrolled full-time students.

Course options include MUS 50, MUS 55 (non-credit), and MUS 155-357 (for credit).

Music majors and minors: in consultation with your adviser and applied music instructor, you may select between MUS 55 (non-credit) or 155-357 (for credit).

Music scholarship students may have specific applied music lesson requirements; scholarship recipients should consult their award letter and their applied instructor.

Applied Music Registration Schedule

Online registration for private lessons takes place on the Music website during Course Preference registration and the regular Drop/Add period. 

Applied Music (Non-Credit)

No previous vocal or instrumental training required.

  • Vocal and Instrumental Study: MUS 50
    One 30-minute private lesson per week, non-credit, pass-fail grade.  Fee: $412 per semester, fees will not be refunded to students who drop after the second week of the semester.
  • Vocal and Instrumental Study: MUS 55
    One 60-minute private lesson per week, non-credit, pass-fail grade. Fee: $770 per semester, fees will not be refunded to students who drop after the second week of the semester.

Applied Music for Credit

Intended for students who have had previous vocal or instrumental training.

  • Applied Music: MUS 155, 255, 356, and 357
    One 60-minute private lesson per week, one credit for two consecutive semesters. Fee: $770 a semester, fees will not be refunded to students who drop after the second week of the semester.

Students who wish to enroll in MUS 155 must first audition and obtain the permission of the music instructor. Students are expected to follow a course of study, meet competency levels and literature requirements, and successfully complete a jury at the end of each semester of study.

Prospective students should consult their instructor for details regarding applied music instruments.

Students may not change their choice of instrument mid-year.

The applied music for credit typically entails the following sequence of study:

  • MUS 155 Applied Music, First Level. Prerequisite: By audition or permission of instructor
  • MUS 255 Applied Music, Intermediate. Prerequisite: MUS 155
  • MUS 356 Applied Music, Advanced Intermediate. Prerequisite: MUS 255
  • MUS 357 Applied Music, Advanced. Prerequisite: MUS 356.

If you have questions or need additional information about registering for applied music courses please email Christine Tabor at chtabor@davidson.edu.