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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

Applied Lessons

Lou Hanzlik, music professor and trumpet player gives one-on-one instruction to Sean Sonntag ’18 at the department of music on March 27, 2014. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Lou Hanzlik, music professor and trumpet player gives one-on-one instruction to Sean Sonntag ’18 at the department of music on March 27, 2014. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo).

Applied Music, listed in the university catalog as MUSI 1222 and MUSI 3222, consists of private study of an instrument or voice with a member of the Department of Music faculty. The student’s major determines the number of credits of Applied Music taken each semester. Some undergraduate degrees require the student to progress to upper division performance status. Admission to upper division performance status is achieved by passing a promotional jury, typically taken at the end of the sophomore year. The specific requirements for each major are listed below.

Degree Concentration Credits Applied Lesson Requirements
No Emphasis 2 Six semesters of MUSI 1222 required (MUSI 3222 optional).
Jazz Studies 2 Eight semesters of MUSI 1222 required (MUSI 3222 optional). Two semesters of applied lessons in jazz are counted against the required eight semesters.
Music History 2 Six semesters of MUSI 1222 required (MUSI 3222 optional).
Theory 2 Seven semesters of Applied Lessons required. Three of those seven semesters must be in MUSI 3222.
Composition 2 Seven semesters of Applied Lessons required. Three of those seven semesters must be in MUSI 3222.
Performance 3 Eight semesters of Applied Lessons required. Four of those eight semesters must be in MUSI 3222.
Music Education 2 Seven semesters of Applied Lessons required. Three of those eight semesters must be in MUSI 3222.

 

As with all lessons, the main emphasis is on performing. Lessons will address technical and musical skills in order to improve the student’s performance ability and understanding. Musical analysis, history, and other musical skills learned in the course of the student’s academic career may be applied during Applied Music, thereby elevating the student’s musical awareness.