Music Lessons

Music lessons (also referred to as performance studies) are available to all UST students. Whether you've been studying privately for years or just want to develop basic performance skills, our renowned faculty is happy to work with you! With the exception of beginning piano and vocal classes, all performance studies are individual lessons.  Freshmen are eligible for free 30-minute music lesson through the Freshmen Music Option.

Music lessons are available on most classical and popular instruments: Harpsichord, Recorder, Piano, Voice, Organ, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Jazz/Pop Voice, Jazz Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, African Drumming, Electric Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Lute, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica.  Private composition and digital music lessons are also available.

Tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year are $695/semester for 30-minute lessons and $1,402/semester for 50-minute lessons.

Free Lessons for First Year Students

Freshmen Music Option

All UST freshmen participating in one of the following ensembles: Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, Liturgical Choir, Concert Choir, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, or Guitar Ensemble, are eligible for the freshman option program. This program provides non-music major freshmen the opportunity to take free 30-minute elective level lessons during fall and spring semesters. The freshman option applies to vocal lessons for students participating in the UST choirs. For instrumentalists, the option applies to music lessons on the instrument played in the ensemble. Freshman music majors and minors receive a 50 percent discount on their first year of 50-minute applied lessons. The freshman option provides a savings of over $1,400 per year for both music majors and nonmajors.

Undergraduate Music Lessons

Registration 

In addition to registering for music lessons online, students must fill out a Registration for Studio Instruction form. This form is used to finalize your registration and schedule your weekly lesson time. A new Registration for Studio Instruction form is required at the start of each semester.

Elective Lessons: MUSP 1xx Courses

  • Available to all students; no audition required
  • 30 or 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester 
  • 1 credit per semester

Applied Lessons: MUSP 2xx Courses

  • Available to B.A. (Music, Liturgical Music, Music Business) majors by audition only
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 1 credit per semester

Applied Lessons: MUSP 3xx Courses

  • Available to B.M. (Music Performance, Music Education) majors by audition only
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 2 credits per semester

Graduate Programs in Music Education Lessons

Applied Performance Studies

Available in two formats: 

  • Twelve 50-minute individual lessons, 1 cr.
  • Twelve 30-minute individual lessons, 1 cr.

Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the Course Registration Form.

Course Number: Instrument  Course Number: Instrument
GMUS 570: Harpsichord GMUS 582: French Horn
GMUS 571: Piano GMUS 583: Trombone
GMUS 572: Lute GMUS 584: Euphonium
GMUS 573: Recorder GMUS 585: Tuba
GMUS 574: Voice GMUS 586: Percussion
GMUS 575: Organ GMUS 587: Violin
GMUS 576: Flute GMUS 588: Viola
GMUS 577: Oboe GMUS 589: Cello
GMUS 578: Clarinet GMUS 590: Double Bass
GMUS 579: Bassoon GMUS 591: Guitar
GMUS 580: Saxophone GMUS 592: Harp
GMUS 581: Trumpet