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Individual Instruction Requirements

Every music education, performance, and piano pedagogy major is expected to take individual instruction on her or his major instrument or voice each semester she or he is in residence at USU. Music majors are also required to take a jury examination each semester. Juries are held to measure progress in individual performance, and they serve as the final examination for individual instruction courses. Members of the music faculty are assigned to various instrumental/vocal areas to evaluate students’ jury examinations.

Music BA students must take individual instruction on their primary instrument for 4 semesters, and if they choose,and are approved for the senior recital track (instead of the capstone project track) they must take 8 semesters of individual instruction on their primary instrument.

 Music Therapy majors are required to fulfill performance competency levels in piano, voice, and guitarTherapy majors will select one instrument as their primary individual performance instrument.  Music Therapy majors have a minimum requirement of 4 semesters of study on their primary instrument, although they may be required to take additional semesters depending upon their performance level.

 Please consult your individual instruction syllabusfor more detailed information about technique, repertoire, jury, and other requirements.

 

 Individual Instruction Course Numbers (primary instrument)

Music Majors' Individual Instruction requirement has been split into a sequence of three different course numbers.  This has been done primarily to help us track student progress in your individual instruction on your primary instrument/voice, but also to better facilitate transfer credits.  All music majors USED to register ONLY for the 3/4000 level individual instruction course throughout their entire program.  This is no longer the case.

INCOMING FRESHMAN: You will register for the 1000-level Pre-music instruction course your first two semesters.  At the end of each semester you will have a jury.  At the end of your first year (2nd semester), students who have passed both freshmen-level juries with a B- or higher will be moved from the pre-music course into the Pre-barrier course.  Passing your 2 first-year juries with a B- or higher also moves you from pre-program status into declared status.  Education and Performance majors can see when this has occurred in Degree Works, when the last letters of your major code change from PPRU to BM or BA.   After passing your first-year juries, you will register for the 2000-level Pre-barrier course during your 3rd semester of lessons.  Once you have passed your Barrier Jury, you will register for the 3/4000 level individual Instruction for majors for all remaining semesters of study.  NOTE: Music Therapy majors’ code won’t change, but you do need to meet the criteria described here for sequencing through pre-music, pre-barrier and major instruction on your major instrument.

CURRENT MUSIC MAJORS: Juniors and Seniors should already have passed their barrier jury and register for the 3/4000 level Instruction course.  If you don’t know whether you have passed your barrier jury, consult with your music faculty advisor/individual instruction teacher.  If you have, register for the 3/4000 level instruction course.  If you haven’t, register for the 2000 level pre-barrier course.  Sophomores should confirm with your faculty advisor you have passed your first-year juries and have moved into Pre-barrier status.  If you have, register for the 2000 level Pre-barrier instruction course.  If you haven’t, meet with your music faculty advisor to decide a course of action.  Remember, all juries must be passed with a grade of B- or better.

INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS: Your performance level will need to be evaluated by your music faculty advisor or Area Head to determine which level of instruction you should register for.  You also need to have the application of your individual instruction credits approved by your music faculty advisor.  Your instruction transfer credits will sit in the electives column until they are applied to your degree requirements, so make sure your music faculty advisor notifies the Music Student Services Office  of their approval for your transfer credits to be applied.  They can either email Cary Youmans directly,  or you can forward their approval email to him.  

If you are uncertain about what level of instruction you should be taking, ask your music faculty advisor.  If you need help changing your registration, Sally Peterson  or Cary Youmans can assist you.

Individual Instruction Fees

Students are assessed a individual instruction fee at registration. The student must consult with the relevant faculty member listed below to be assigned an instructor in that area of study.  In addition, music therapy students registering for MT Practicum courses (FE I, II, III and IV) are charged an individual instruction fee. NOTE: MT majors should plan to take their major instrument instruction during the first four semesters of study in order to avoid overlapping with the practicum fee. 

If registration is not completed (including payment of fees) by the end of the first week of classes, the student will forfeit any lesson time each week until the registration process is complete (i.e., name appears on the class list).

For example, if the student does not register and pay the fees until the end of the second week, the student will receive only 12 lessons instead of the 13 normally given each semester. Each week that the student is not registered means the loss of one additional lesson.

Because of problems with non-payment in the past, private instruction teachers are not to begin lessons with any student until the student shows verification of enrollment.

 

Instrument Instructor Room Number Phone Number
Bassoon Dennis Hirst FA 203 797-3257
Cello Anne Francis FA 210 797-3086
Clarinet Nicholas Morrison CCA 204 797-3506
Flute Leslie Timmons FA 105 797-3699
French Horn Brian Blanchard UR 21 801-989-0179
Guitar Corey Christiansen FA 124 797-8840
Harp Chilali Hugo FA 217C 734-255-6152
Low Brass Lane Weaver FA 103 797-0756
Low Brass Todd Fallis FA 120 797-3005
MT Pract. FE Maureen Hearns FA 220B 797-3009
Oboe Nicholas Morrison CCA 204 797-3506
Organ Lynn Thomas FA 227 797-9798
Percussion Jason Nicholson FA 114 797-3008
Piano Kevin Olson FA 101 797-3028
Saxophone Alan Michael FA 212 797-3003
String Bass Braun Khan FA 217A 797-5521
Trumpet Max Matzen FA 122 797-9117
Viola Bradley Ottesen FA 206 435-881-5582
Violin Robert Waters FA 204 773-354-3273
Violin Rebecca McFaul FA 208 435-232-2861
Voice Errik Hood FA 208B 797-6374

Individual Instruction Courses

     

Individual Bassoon Instruction

 

 

Individual Bassoon Instruction - Non-music major

MUSC

1730

Individual Pre-Music Bassoon Instruction

MUSC

1735

Individual Bassoon Instruction - 2nd instrument

MUSC

2780

Individual Pre-Barrier Bassoon Instruction

MUSC

2785

Individual Bassoon Instruction

MUSC

3740

 

 

 

Individual Cello Instruction

 

 

Individual Cello Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1510

Individual Pre-Major Cello Instruction

MUSC

1515

Individual Cello Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2520

Individual Pre-Barrier Cello Instruction

MUSC

2525

Individual Cello Instruction - Majors

MUSC

4530

 

 

 

Individual Clarinet Instruction

 

 

Individual Clarinet Instruction - Non-music major

MUSC

1720

Individual Pre-Music Clarinet Instruction

MUSC

1725

Individual Clarinet Instruction - 2nd instrument

MUSC

2770

Individual Pre-Barrier Clarinet Instruction

MUSC

2775

Individual Clarinet Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3730

 

 

 

Individual Flute Instruction

 

 

Individual Flute Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1700

Individual Pre-Music Flute Instruction

MUSC

1705

Individual Flute Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2750

Individual Pre-Barrier Flute Instruction

MUSC

2755

Individual Flute Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3710

 

 

 

Individual French Horn Instruction

 

 

Individual French Horn Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1830

Individual Pre-Music French Horn Instruction

MUSC

1835

Individual French Horn Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2870

Individual Pre-Barrier French Horn Instruction

MUSC

2875

Individual French Horn Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3830

 

 

 

Individual Guitar Instruction

 

 

Individual Guitar Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1580

Individual Pre-Music Guitar Instruction

MUSC

1585

Individual Guitar Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2590

Individual Pre-Barrier Guitar Instruction

MUSC

2595

Individual Guitar Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3830

 

 

 

Individual Harp Instruction

 

 

Individual Harp Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1220

Individual Pre-Music Harp Instruction

MUSC

1225

Individual Harp Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2220

Individual Pre-Barrier Harp Instruction

MUSC

2225

Individual Harp Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3210

 

 

 

Individual Oboe Instruction

 

 

Individual Oboe Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1710

Individual Pre-Music Oboe Instruction

MUSC

1715

Individual Oboe Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2760

Individual Pre-Barrier Oboe Instruction

MUSC

2765

Individual Oboe Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3720

 

 

 

Individual Organ Instruction

 

 

Individual Organ Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1490

Individual Pre-Music Organ Instruction

MUSC

1495

Individual Organ Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2410

Individual Pre-Barrier Organ Instruction

MUSC

2415

Individual Organ Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3480

 

 

 

Individual Percussion Instruction

 

 

Individual Percussion Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1850

Individual Pre-Music Percussion Instruction

MUSC

1855

Individual Percussion Instruction - 2nd instrument

MUSC

2890

Individual Pre-Barrier Percussion Instruction

MUSC

2895

Individual Percussion Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3860

 

 

 

Individual Piano Instruction

 

 

Individual Piano Instruction - Non-music Majors

MUSC

1480

Individual Pre-Music Piano Instruction for MT Majors

MUSC

1484

Individual Pre-Music Piano Instruction

MUSC

1485

Individual Piano Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2490

Individual Pre-Barrier Piano Instruction for MT Majors

MUSC

2494

Individual Pre-Barrier Piano Instruction

MUSC

2495

Individual Piano Instruction for MT Majors

MUSC

3445

Individual Piano Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3450

 

 

 

Individual Saxophone Instruction

 

 

Individual Saxophone Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1740

Individual Pre-Music Saxophone Instruction

MUSC

1745

Individual Saxophone Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2790

Individual Pre-Barrier Saxophone Instruction

MUSC

2795

Individual Saxophone Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3750

 

 

 

Individual String Bass Instruction

 

 

Individual String Bass Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1540

Individual Pre-Music String Bass Instruction

MUSC

1545

Individual String Bass Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2500

Individual Pre-Barrier String Bass Instruction

MUSC

2505

Individual String Bass Instruction - Majors

MUSC

4540

 

 

 

Individual Trombone Instruction

 

 

Individual Trombone Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1820

Individual Pre-Music Trombone Instruction

MUSC

1825

Individual Trombone Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2860

Individual Pre-Barrier Trombone Instruction

MUSC

2865

Individual Trombone Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3820

 

 

 

Individual Trumpet Instruction

 

 

Individual Trumpet Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1810

Individual Pre-Music Trumpet Instruction

MUSC

1815

Individual Trumpet Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2850

Individual Pre-Barrier Trumpet Instruction

MUSC

2855

Individual Trumpet Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3810

 

 

 

Individual Tuba/Euphonium Instruction

 

 

Individual Tuba/Euphonium Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1840

Individual Pre-Music Tuba/Euphonium Instruction

MUSC

1845

Individual Tuba/Euphonium Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2880

Individual Pre-Music Tuba/Euphonium Instruction

MUSC

2885

Individual Tuba/Euphonium Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3840

 

 

 

Individual Viola Instruction

 

 

Individual Viola Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1520

Individual Pre-Music Viola Instruction

MUSC

1525

Individual Viola Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2530

Individual Pre-Barrier Viola Instruction

MUSC

2535

Individual Viola Instruction - Majors

MUSC

4520

 

 

 

Individual Violin Instruction

 

 

Individual Violin Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1530

Individual Pre-Music Violin Instruction

MUSC

1535

Individual Violin Instruction - 2nd instrument

MUSC

2540

Individual Pre-Barrier Violin Instruction

MUSC

2545

Individual Violin Instruction - Majors

MUSC

4510

 

 

 

Individual Vocal Instruction

 

 

Individual Vocal Instruction - Non-music majors

MUSC

1630

Individual Pre-Music Vocal Instruction

MUSC

1635

Individual Vocal Instruction - 2nd Instrument

MUSC

2640

Individual Pre-Barrier Vocal Instruction

MUSC

2645

Individual Vocal Instruction - Majors

MUSC

3670