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Music Education Emphasis/Private Lessons Requirements

The Music Education student must take an informal audition with his/her private instructor, before beginning lessons on any instrument, in order to determine his/her basic level of ability on the instrument chosen. The instructor will determine the undergraduate “level” reflected in the student’s audition, and keep a record of that, although the student should register for the 2-credit 500-level course. In order to satisfy the private music option in the Music Education, the student must either a) raise ability by one level from his/her starting point, or b) attain 100 level, if the audition was below 100 level, before graduation. If the student already performs at the graduate level, successful completion of two semesters of  private lessons is all that is required.