Lessons and Recitals (Solo Experiences)(a) 16
Total hours (minimum)29
(a) Instrumental Students - Lessons = 4 hours, recitals = 12 hours; Piano Students - Lessons = 4 hours, recitals = 12 hours. One recital must include a complete concerto accompanied by second piano, and one recital must include at least one major chamber work. In addition to the three recitals, two collaborative recitals are required. The collaborative recital requirement is part of the applied piano lesson - no extra credit is received; Voice Students - Lessons = four hours, recitals, opera roles, and/or oratorio roles =12 hours.
(b) Instrumental Students - Students must participate or enroll in four large ensembles and two chamber ensembles; Keyboard Students - Chamber music, literature and pedagogy courses are recommended; Voice Students - Opera workshop, vocal literature, history of opera, vocal pedagogy, related arts courses in theater and art, as well as independent study experiences in language and performance are recommended.
Note: Voice students must pass the diction proficiency test in French, German and Italian.