Santa Clara University


Announcements for 2014/15

Private Instruction guidelines

1) Music Majors – One 60 minute lesson, or two 45 minute lessons in different areas, or three 30 minute lessons in different areas.  Combined maximum time of 90 minutes.  

2) Music Minors -- One 45 minute lesson or two 30 minute lessons in different areas. Combined maximum time of 60 minutes.

3) Elective Students: 30 minute lessons. Priority given to members of departmental ensembles.

4) Theater Majors/Minors/Musical Theater/Dance Students taking Voice lessons: 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons at the discretion of the instructor. 

Any variance must be approved by the department chair.

For all students intending to continue taking lessons the following quarter, private lesson forms must be turned in during the regular registration period.  For all students taking private lessons for the first time, these forms must be turned in no later than 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the quarter.

Concerto/Aria Competition announced - November 3, 2014

The SCU Department of Music and the SCU Orchestra present:

2014-15 Concerto / Aria Competition
Saturday November 8th 2014
Beginning 10am in the SCU Recital Hall

Singers: prepare two arias of contrasting style.
Instrumentalists: prepare one movement of a standard concerto.

All Santa Clara University undergraduate students who will be enrolled in the Fall quarter, 2014, and who are enrolled in private music instruction in the Department of Music are invited to participate. NOTE: a student may not perform as a soloist with the SCU Orchestra in consecutive years. The competition will be adjudicated by off-campus judges. The winning students will be presented at the SCU Orchestra’s Spring 2015 Concert in the Mission Church.

In order to assure that your music is suitable for performance by the SCU Orchestra, Professor John Kennedy must pre-approve your selection. Please do not wait until preparations are well under way before doing this! Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted

Music MUST be provided to your accompanist at least one week in advance of the competition, and a second set of music must be provided for the adjudicators on the day of the competition.

Want to perform at Music @ Noon Student Showcase?

In December, 2014, we will be presenting student performers as part of the Music @ Noon series. If you are interested in performing as part of the program, please stop by the Music Office (MDF 223) to sign up.
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