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.
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.
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
Applied Lessons: MUSP 2xx Courses
Applied Lessons: MUSP 3xx Courses
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|
The Music Department welcomes J. Anthony Allen, composer, to our faculty. J. Anthony Allen is a prolific composer of both acoustic and electronic music. He has worked with many forms of interactive media including audio, video, installation, and dance. J. will teach courses in music media and music composition.
Individual composition lessons (1 credit) are open to any student regardless of major. Composition students learn how to develop their own personal artistic styles. They compose original music for a variety of instruments, voices, and electronic media, and have their pieces performed by musicians on campus and in the community.