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Performing Arts

Music Lessons

The Department of Performing Arts offers applied music lessons to all Clemson students. An applied music fee is charged for each semester of lessons. Students will receive 12 lessons person semester. Weekly lessons will be scheduled with the instructor via email. If you have any questions, contact Claire Kelly, Student Services Coordinator.

Important Information

A fee will be applied to the student's university account statement for each section of applied music for which the student registers.

Non-Music Majors- $305.00 Classes are 30 minutes each.

Music Majors- $400.00 Classes are 45 minutes each.

Important Dates

  • Fall

    August 24, 2021: Last day a student can obtain a registration override and register for a class.

    August 31, 2021: Last day to drop an applied lesson and receive a refund.

  • Spring

    January 19, 2022: Last day a student can obtain a registration override and register for a class.

    January 26, 2022: Last day to drop an applied lesson and receive a refund.

Choosing the right course number

Non-majors should register for MUSC 1510 the first time taking a private lessons. The section number will match the chosen instrument. 

Music majors should register for MUSC 1530 the first time taking a private lesson.

Applied music course numbers for music and non-music majors by semester.

Semester Non-music major  Music major
1st semester MUSC 1510 MUSC 1530
2nd semester MUSC 1520 MUSC 1540
3rd semester MUSC 2510 MUSC 2530
4th semester MUSC 2520 MUSC 2540
5th semester MUSC 3510 MUSC 3530
6th semester MUSC 3520 MUSC 3540
7th semester MUSC 4510 MUSC 4530
8th semester MUSC 4520 MUSC 4540

Instructors and Registration

Music lesson instructors
Instructor Instrument Section Number Registration
Lisa Sain Odom Voice 001 MUSC 1510 - contact instructor for override. Higher class levels - no override required.
Jonathan Doyel Voice 002 Contact instructor for override.
Lea Kibler Flute 003 No registration override required.
Neal Postma Saxophone 004 No registration override required.
Eric Lapin Clarinet 005 No registration override required.
Maria Ortiz-Laboy Clarinet (non-majors) 005 No registration override required.
TBD Oboe 006 Contact instructor for override.
Bruce Whisler Trumpet 007 No registration override required.
Betsy Myers Horn 008 No registration override required.
Matt Anderson Low Brass 009 No registration override required.
Paul Buyer Percussion 010 Contact instructor for override.
Leslie Warlick Violin/Viola 011 No registration override required.
Christine Lee Lance Cello 012 No registration override required.
Ian Bracchitta Bass 013 No registration override required.
Linda Li-Bleuel Piano 014 MUSC 1510 - contact instructor for override. Higher class levels - no override required.
Emily Blandon Kovar  Piano 015 MUSC 1510 - contact instructor for override. Higher class levels - no override required.
Linda Dzuris Organ 016 No registration override required.
Linda Dzuris Carillon 017 No registration override required.
David Stevenson Guitar 018 No registration override required.
Adam Knight Jazz Guitar 019 No registration override required.
Shawn Lane Fiddle 020 Contact instructor for override.
Hazen Bannister Jazz Piano 021 No registration override required.
Layne Mauldin Percussion 022 MUSC 1510 - contact instructor for override. Higher class levels - no override required.
Shawn Lane Mandolin 023 Contact instructor for override.
Tim Hurlburt Trumpet 024 Contact instructor for override.
Charles Wood Banjo 025 No registration override required.
Shawn Lane Songwriting 026 No registration override required.
Anthony Bernarducci Composition 027 Contact instructor for override.