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Mandatory Co-Requisites for Private Lessons


Recital Attendance

All students enrolled in private instrumental instruction must also be registered for Recital Attendance and their assigned major ensemble. Students in private lessons are required to attend 7-10 of the Music Department's Mondays at MSU Denver Student Recitals from 2:00-2:50 pm, and 2-5 eligible evening concerts for a combined total of 12 concerts throughout the semester. A list of eligible evening concerts is available on the wall outside the Music office in Arts 287. 

Please refer to the Recital Attendance Policy for more information.


Performance Class

All students enrolled for private instruction must attend the weekly Performance Class for their primary instrument area (see specific information by area below). Students studying in more than one private lesson area should attend the performance class for their primary performance area on the first Wednesday of classes and consult with their area director about remaining performance classes.

Each studio teacher will keep attendance records. Tardiness, leaving early, and/or excessive absences will be considered in determining the student's final grade for private instruction, as well as his/her advancement to the next level of instruction.

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Lesson Areas

Performance Class meets on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm with the exception of two classes per semester in which Performance Class meets on Monday at 2:00 pm instead of Wednesday. Performance Class locations vary. Please refer to the Performance Class Schedule (available in the music office) each semester for specific dates and locations of the Performance Class for your instrument area.

Jazz Lesson Areas

Jazz Performance Class meets Wednesdays at 3:00 pm. Jazz Performance Class meets in AR-295 unless otherwise indicated on the Jazz Performance Class syllabus.

Composition Lesson Areas

Composition Performance Class meets Fridays at 1:00 pm in KC-208.

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