MUSC 1055 Individual Lessons:

MUSC 1055 provides freshman-level individual instruction on a musical instrument for Music Majors. Through the study of different periods and styles of music, students learn music theory related to their instrument, performance technique, and the cultural/historical context of those works of music. Students evaluate their skills through required video recording and recital performances. Students should practice a minimum of 12 hours/week. Permission of instructor required for scheduling purposes only. (.5 lect. for 1 credit, 1 lect. for 2 credits) Baritone/Euphonium Bass Cello Clarinet Flute French Horn Guitar Oboe Percussion Piano Saxophone Trombone Trumpet Tuba Viola Violin Voice Individualized instruction in various instruments is dependent upon availability of qualified instructors. ARTS


1 - 2 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW

Major Topics

  • Read music
  • Play music
  • Listen to music
  • Analyze music


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Describe and apply basic principles of music theory including notation, rhythm and dynamics.

2. Perform using proper technique for the instrument such as fingerings, breath control, and embouchure.

3. Research music, composers, or performance technique for instrument.

4. Listen to and analyze a variety of styles of music for a particular instrument, making aesthetic judgments.

5. Evaluate music?s contribution to culture within its historical context.

6. Evaluate individual performances using video and audio recordings of lessons and/or recitals.

Other Information

Any information placed here must be adhered to by all instructors:

Music studied by the student changes each semester, which gives the student opportunity to read, play, listen to and analyze music in different cultural / historical contexts. In addition students expand their abilities in each of these areas of music study.