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Music Department

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Applied Music Policy

Any student desiring college credit in applied music must obtain the consent of the instructor. If a student is taking one credit of applied lessons, he/she must fulfill a minimum of 12 half periods (25 minutes) in order to satisfy the credit requirement for the semester. If a student is taking 2 credits of applied lessons, he/she must fulfill a minimum of 12 full periods (50 minutes) in order to satisfy the credit requirement for the semester. Any lessons that are given over the minimum are done so at the discretion of the instructor. This policy takes into account vacation time, illness, and other official changes to the Viterbo calendar.

The following policies apply to students studying applied music.

  • All students taking MUVO/MUPI 171/371 applied lessons are required to perform a jury at the end of the semester except the semester when they are registered for MUSC 425 and/or 429 (student teaching) or when they have presented at least a half recital during the last 3 weeks of classes. Juries are held during finals week and sign-up sheets will be posted at least one week before juries.
  • All applied students are required to attend a weekly Studio Class. See applied teacher for more information.
  • To change applied teachers, students must write a letter to the Music Department Chair or their Advisor.
  • In each applied area, students may only study with one teacher per semester.