College Center for Advising Services

Applied Music (Music Lessons)

Eastman School of Music

1. Credit Lessons:

A student with an intermediate level of proficiency may apply for two-credit half-hour instrumental or voice lessons on the collegiate level and have the grade and credit for this work entered on the permanent record. No more than 16 credits may be counted toward the degree by non-Music majors. Students earning a second degree from the Eastman School of Music are also exempt from this limit. Students should understand that they may take more than the 16 credits allowed toward the degree; the courses and credit will appear on the transcript, grades earned will continue to be included in the grade point average, but the extra credit will not apply toward the degree. A two-credit course in applied music taken in addition to a standard four course load is not considered an overload and there is no extra charge unless this credit is used to accelerate the completion of the degree. Some students receive permission to take hour lessons that carry variable amounts of credits. 


Students who need to schedule an audition for studio lessons should contact James Warlick in the Music Department, (585) 273-5157) and/or complete the online application for studio lessons auditions at An appointment will be made for an audition. After a successful audition that demonstrates an intermediate level of competency, students and the Registrar are notified by Eastman of their acceptance and their instructor assignment, and are registered for the course for that semester.

Note: Students may not elect the S/F option for an applied music course.

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