Instrumental & Vocal Study 

Credit Lessons

  • 14 private lessons per semester, 50 minutes each.
  • Weekly master class.
  • Performance in group recital.
  • Permission of instructor required.
  • There is limited space in each studio. Credit lessons are open to all F&M students on a competitive basis. Acceptance is based on potential and/or past development as judged by the instructor each semester.
  • The student must contact the instructor to schedul an audition and receive permission. Contact information is available from the Music Department Coordinator at debra.joseph@fandm.edu.
  • The instructor will provide the Music Department Coordinator with the names of the students approved for credit lessons. The Music Department Coordinator will submit the names of the students for enrollment to the Registrar's Office by 4:30 pm on the first Friday of the semester. After the first full week of the semester, additional students will be enrolled as student openings are reallocated from one studio to another.
  • Credit per semester = .5
    • Any student may add the .5 credit to their normal 4-credit load.
    • Students with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in the previous semester may take up to 5 credit.s
    • Student with a GPA less than 2.5 in the previous semester or who want to take more than 5 credits must petition the Committee on Academic Status. Additional information can be found in the F&M Catalog under "Course Credit Overloads." The petition form is available at the Registrar's Office.
  • Schedule arranged by the instructor.

Non-Credit Lessons (Artist-Teacher Program)

  • 12 private lessons per semester, 50 minutes each.
  • Possibility of performance in group recital at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Permission of the instructor is required.
  • Schedule arranged by the instructor.
  • $600 Fee.
    • Checks are made payable to "Franklin & Marshall College" and are due to the Music Department Coordinator on or before the day of the first lesson.
    • Students with financial aid may request the Office of Financial Aid to take this fee into account in their financial aid.

Financial Aid for Non-Credit Artist-Teacher Program Lessons

Students who have a need-based financial aid package may have the Artist-Teacher fee credited to their account if they have remaining need-based aid eligibility.

Instructions - Complete the following prior to your first lesson:

Submit your $600 check made payable to "Franklin & Marshall College" to the Music Department Coordinator at Meyran 107. You will be given a receipt for payment and a financial aid appeal form. Staple your receipt to the appeal form. Submit both your receipt and the appeal form to the Office of Financial Aid located at 617 College Avenue.

The Office of Financial Aid will credit $600 to your account if you have remaining eligibility for need-based aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 717.291.3991 should you have any questions regarding this process.