Instrumental and
Vocal Study 

Credit Lessons  available at two different credit levels
100-level lessons
•12 30-minute lessons per semester
•0.5 credits after 2 semesters
•No masterclass requirement
•Perform in studio recital after 2 semesters
•Permission of instructor required
•Schedule arranged with instructor
Fee: $456 per semester

200-level lessons
•12 50-minute lessons per semester
•3 masterclasses per semester
•0.5 credits each semester
•Perform in studio recital each semester
•Permission of instructor required
•Schedule arranged with instructor
Fee: $760 per semester​

*It is the policy of the college that if a student completes one lesson with the instructor, they have committed to pay the full semester fee even if they drop the lessons at a later date.



Fee Waiver Policy

The following groups of students are eligible for  fee waivers:            (A student is eligible for a maximum of four (4) semesters of music lesson fees being waived using one fee waiver per semester based upon either the student's major/minor and/or financial aid criteria.)
•Students with full financial aid (criteria listed below)*
•Music majors
•Music Performance minors

*The student is agreeing to attend and complete all lessons. Failure to complete all lessons may require the proration of the lesson fee and repayment by the student. Students with financial aid waivers will be barred from receiving further fee waivers for the remainder of their time at F&M if they drop their lessons after they have completed one lesson with the instructor.

Non-Credit Lessons (Artist-Teacher Program)
•Lessons are available with the same fee structure as credit lessons
•No expectation of performance in group recital or attendance at masterclass
•Permission of the instructor is required
•Schedule arranged with instructor

Starting in the Spring 2022: Non-credit music lessons must be paid for by the student and the fees are not eligible to be waived.

Financial Aid Conditions for Credit Lessons
The student must be receiving and have accepted the FULL AMOUNT of all of the following:
      •Federal and institutional need-based aid grants, which includes Franklin & Marshall need-based grant(s) and scholarship(s)
     •Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Student Loans based on their grade level - $3,500/First year; $4,500/Sophomore; $5,500/Junior and Senior
     •The F&M Loan if you have been offered an F&M Loan

The Office of Financial Aid will credit the lesson fee to the student's account.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at should you have any questions regarding your financial aid status.


Music Theory Placement Test 

Students wondering whether to take MUS 100 Fundamentals or MUS 222 Theory I should complete the Music Theory Placement Test and email the completed test to either Professor Julia Adams at or Professor Matthew Butterfield at Questions about the test can be addressed to either professor.