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Music Lessons

The Department of Performing Arts offers Applied Music Lessons to all students attending Clemson University.  Students receive one (1) hour of academic credit per semester. An applied music fee is charged for each semester of private lessons. Lessons typically begin the first full week of scheduled classes. There are 12 applied lessons per semester. Instructors will contact the student via e-mail to make final arrangements regarding lesson day and time. 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 864-656-3043.

Fall - Important Dates

August 25, 2020: Last day a student can obtain a Registration Override and register for a class.

September 1, 2020: Last day to drop an Applied Lesson and receive a refund.

Spring - Important Dates

January 12, 2021: Last day a student can obtain a Registration Override and register for a class.

January 20, 2021: Last day to drop an Applied Lesson and receive a refund.

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

Non-Music Major Classes are 30 minutes each.

Music Majors - $400.00

Music Major Classes are 45 minutes each.

Choosing the Right Instructor and Class Section

Please click on intructor's name to view registration instructions.

Music Lesson instructors by instrument
Instructor Instrument Section Number Email Address
Lisa Sain Odom Voice 001 odom@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Jonathan Doyel Voice 002 jdoyel@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.

Lea Kibler Flute 003 lkibler@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Andrew Schoen Saxophone 004 acschoe@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Eric Lapin Clarinet 005 elapin@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Maria Ortiz-Laboy Clarinet for non-majors 005 mortizl@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Lauren Piccirillo-Waid Oboe 006 lpiccir@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Please see Registration Coordinator for override.
Bruce Whisler Trumpet 007 bwhisle@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Betsy Myers
Horn 008 emyers3@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required. 
Matt Anderson Low Brass 009 matthew@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Paul Buyer Percussion 010 pbuyer@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students must contact instructor to request a Registration Override before registering.
Leslie Warlick Violin/Viola 011 lwarlic@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Christine Lee Lance Cello 012 ryul@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Ian Bracchitta Bass 013 ibracch@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Linda Li-Bleuel Piano 014 llibleu@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Katie Chandler Piano 015 kchand3@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Linda Dzuris Organ 016 ldzuris@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Linda Dzuris Carillon 017 ldzuris@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
David Stevenson Guitar 018 dsteven@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Adam Knight Jazz Guitar 019 akigh2@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Shawn Lane Fiddle 020 slane4@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Please see Registration Coordinator for override.

Hazen Bannister Jazz Piano 021 hbannis@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.
Layne Mauldin Percussion 022

mauldi3@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

MUSC 1510 only - students must contact the instructor to request a Registration Override prior to registering. Higher class levels - students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override required.
Shawn Lane Mandolin 023 slane4@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Please see Registration Coordinator for override.

Tim Hurlburt Trumpet 024 thurlbu@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Please see Registration Coordinator for override.

Charles Wood Banjo 025 cfwood@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.

Shawn Lane Songwriting 026 slane4@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students may register without prior approval. No Registration Override Required.

Anthony Bernarducci Composition 027 bernar5@clemson.edu

Registration Information 

Students must contact instructor to request a Registration Override before registering.

Choosing the Right Class Number

The first time a NON-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
Course numbers for non-majors and majors
Semester Non Music Majors Music Majors
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

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 or send an email to Perf-Arts-L@clemson.edu