For Music Students: Piano as a Secondary Instrument
  • Private lessons may not be taken in place of the required group piano classes (MKP 140-241).
  • Placement is done by audition and dependent upon space availability. Audition dates will be announced prior to the beginning of classes when there are openings available. Please look out for the announcements by following the link below: Placement Audition Information. Audition requests for days/times other than what is announced will not be honored.
  • Selection process is competitive due to space limitation.
  • You are entitled to take up to 4 semesters of 1-credit (30 minute) lessons in a secondary instrument. In piano, continued study beyond one semester after being approved is contingent upon space availability as well as satisfactory improvement and commitment as determined by the Program Director in consultation with the instructor.
  • Beyond the 4 semesters, the fee is $300 per credit.
  • Proper forms must be submitted to the Dean’s Office and proof of payment must be on record before registering for a course number.
For Non-Music Majors
  • First consider if Class Piano for non-music majors (MKP 111 and 112) may be right for you especially if you have limited background in piano.
  • WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY ADDITIONAL REQUESTS for elective lessons from non-FSM students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Selection process is competitive due to space limitation.
  • Audition dates will be announced prior to the beginning of classes when there are openings available. Please look out for the announcements by following the link below: Placement Audition Information.
  • Audition requests for days/times other than what is announced will not be honored.
  • The fee is $300 per credit. Students may take 1 or 2 credits (30 min/60 min lessons) with an approval of the Program Director. (Students taking 2-credit lessons must perform a jury at the end of the semester.)
  • Continued study beyond one semester after being approved is contingent upon space availability as well as satisfactory improvement and commitment as determined by the Program Director in consultation with the instructor.



Audition Material

  • Plan to play 2 contrasting pieces (of different style periods preferable) that are representative of your level. Memorization preferred, but not required.
  • Be prepared to talk about your background in piano including a summary of the repertoire studied and technical training received.



Music Minor with Piano as Main Instrument
See separate link: Music Minor with Piano as Main Instrument