APPLIED (PRIVATE) MUSIC LESSONS

The Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University offers Applied Music Lessons to all students attending Clemson University. Private instruction is offered on a wide variety of instruments as well as voice. Students receive 1 hour of academic credit per semester. An applied music fee is charged for each semester of private lessons. The charge for private lessons will appear on the student's university statement.

Students who wish to take Applied Music lessons must contact the appropriate instructor to request a Registration Override in iROAR to be able to register. (A list of instructors with e-mail addresses is listed further down this page.)

FALL 2014 - Important Dates...

August 26, 2014 - the last day a student can obtain a Registration Override and register for a class.

Beginning August 27, students can no longer register themselves for a class in iROAR. Instructors will have to submit an online Registration Correction Form to the Registration Services Office to request that a student be added to a class.

  • September 2, 2014 - Last day to drop an Applied Lesson and receive a refund!
  • No refunds will be processed after September 2nd.
  • Refunds may take approximately 3-4 weeks to process and are done through the iROAR financial system.

Other Important Information....

  • A fee will be applied to the student's account for each section of Applied Music the student registers for.

Non-Music Majors - $305.00                  Music Majors - $400.00

  • Lessons typically begin the first full week of scheduled classes. There are 12 applied lessons per semester.

Non-Music Major Classes are 30 minutes each.

Music Major Classes are 45 minutes each

  • Instructors will contact the student via e-mail to make final arrangements regarding lesson day and time.

 Please note that the instructor may not contact students until closer to the time for lessons to start.  If a student has not heard from the instructor by the first full week of classes, they should e-mail the instructor or contact the Performing Arts Office at 656-3043.

Choosing the Right Instructor and Class Section:

Following is a list of the Applied Music Instructors, the various instruments with corresponding section numbers, and e-mail addresses for the instructors.

INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT SECTION Number E-MAIL ADDRESS
Dr. Lisa Odom Voice 001 odom@clemson.edu
Prof. Luke Browder Voice 002 llbrowd@clemson.edu
Prof. Lea Kibler Flute 003 lkibler@clemson.edu
Dr. Stephen Fischer Saxophone 004 sfisch@clemson.edu
Dr. Eric Lapin Clarinet 005 elapin@clemson.edu
Dr. Bruce Whisler Trumpet 007 bwhisle@clemson.edu
TBD Horn 008  
Prof. Matt Anderson Low Brass 009 matthew@clemson.edu
Dr. Paul Buyer Percussion 010 pbuyer@clemson.edu
Dr. Leslie Warlick Violin/Viola 011 lwarlic@clemson.edu
Prof. Laura Pyle Cello 012 pyle@clemson.edu
Prof. Ian Bracchitta Bass 013 ibracch@clemson.edu
Dr. Linda Li-Bleuel Piano 014 llibleu@clemson.edu
Dr. Cindy Goodloe Piano 015 cgoodlo@clemson.edu
Dr. Linda Dzuris Organ 016 ldzuris@clemson.edu
Dr. Linda Dzuris Carillon 017 ldzuris@clemson.edu
Prof. David Stevenson Guitar 018 dsteven@clemson.edu
Prof. Monty Craig Jazz Guitar 019 mcraig@clemson.edu
Prof. Hazen Bannister Jazz Piano 021 hbannis@clemson.edu
Prof. Daniel Kirkpatrick Percussion 022 kirkpa4@clemson.edu
Prof. Petrea Warneck Oboe 023 pwarnec@clemson.edu
Prof. Tim Hurlburt Trumpet 024 thurlbu@clemson.edu

Choosing the Right Class Number

The first time a non-music major takes a private lesson, the correct class to register for will be MUSC 1510 and the section number will depend on the instrument. 

FOR EXAMPLE:  A NON-MAJOR wanting to take clarinet lessons for the first time would register for MUSC 1510, Section 005. Even if a student is a senior, but has never taken a private music lesson at Clemson, the correct class number would be 1510.  The following semester would be MUSC 1520, Section 005, and so on. 

For MUSIC MAJORS, the first class to register for would be MUSC 1530, and the following semester would be 1540, etc. 

Applied Music Class Numbers by Semesters:   

SEMESTER NON MUSIC MAJORS MUSIC MAJORS
1st MUSC 1510 MUSC1530
2nd MUSC 1520 MUSC 1540
3rd MUSC 2510 MUSC 2530
4th MUSC 2520 MUSC 2540
5th MUSC 3510 MUSC 3530
6th MUSC 3520 MUSC 3540
7th MUSC 4510 MUSC 4530
8th MUSC 4520 MUSC 4540

Students should contact the instructor if they are unsure of the class number they need to register for, or they may contact the Performing Arts Office at 656-3043.

 

For further questions regarding Applied Music lessons, please contact the Performing Arts office at the number above or send an e-mail to Perf-Arts-L@clemson.edu

 

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