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Music-Private Lesson Performance Studies (MUS-PRV) Courses

MUS-PRV courses carry an extra fee. For details, see Chapter 6, Tuition and Fees in this catalog.

Students enrolling in private lesson (MUS-PRV) studies must secure the consent of the instructor prior to registration.

Entering music majors will enroll initially in 100-level MUS-PRV private lesson studies; non-music majors must enroll in 100-level studies. Before permission is granted to any student to enroll in a higher level, the student must audition before a faculty jury to determine assignment to an appropriate level. Juries are held during exam week each semester. Students transferring into the Music Department as music majors from another institution or from another department within Boise State must audition for the music faculty, and the appropriate level will be determined at that time. Details in performance level requirements for each instrument and voice are available from the Music Department office. All MUS-PRV undergraduate courses may be repeated for credit (no limit).

Private Lesson Performance Studies Course Numbering System:

The three-digit course number conveys the following information: first digit (1, 2, etc.) = performance level; second digit = instrumental family (-0- woodwinds, -1- brass, -2- percussion, -3- voice, -4- keyboard, -5- fretted string instruments, -6- bowed string instruments); third digit (-1, 2, 4) = credit value. Four-credit studies are reserved for performance emphasis majors in the bachelor of music program. Nonperformance majors may enroll for 4 credits only with permission of the instructor and the department chair. Suffix letters identify the particular instrument in each instrumental family: woodwinds: A flute, B oboe, C clarinet, D bassoon, E saxophone, F recorder; Brasses: A horn, B trumpet, C trombone, D tuba, E euphonium; Keyboard: A piano, B organ; Fretted stringed instruments; A guitar; Bowed string instruments: A violin, B viola, C cello, D string bass. The class schedule printed prior to each semester lists particular studio courses available for the semester.

Course numbers ending in 1: (0-.5-1)(F,S). For Music BA majors, Composition majors (secondary instrument/voice), Music major (secondary instrument/voice), Music minors, and Non-music majors.

Course numbers ending in 2: (0-1-2)(F,S). For Performance majors in their freshman year, Music Education majors, and Composition majors (primary instrument/voice).

Course numbers ending in 4: (0-1-4)(F,S). For Performance majors in their sophomore-senior years.

MUS-PRV 101, 102, 104, 201, 202, 204, 301, 302, 304, 401, 402, 404 WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 111, 112, 114, 211, 212, 214, 311, 312, 314, 411, 412, 414 BRASS INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 121, 122, 124, 221, 222, 224, 321, 322, 324, 421, 422, 424 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 131, 132, 134, 231, 232, 234, 331, 332, 334, 431, 432, 434 VOICE. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 141, 142, 144, 241, 242, 244, 341, 342, 344, 441, 442, 444 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 151, 152, 154, 251, 252, 254, 351, 352, 354 FRETTED STRING INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 161, 162, 164, 261, 262, 264, 361, 362, 364, 461, 462, 464 BOWED STRING INSTRUMENTS. Private lessons.

MUS-PRV 171 BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS (0-1-1)(F/S). Technical fundamentals in playing acoustic guitar for beginners. Use of popular and folk songs. Course is based on written notation and aural instruction, emphasizing chord playing, correct posture, and holding positions. Course will be taught as a hybrid of both private and group instruction. Students must provide their own instrument. May be repeated once for credit.

MUS-PRV 181, 282, 382, 482 COMPOSITION LESSONS. Private lessons. Portfolio approval required prior to registration.

MUS-PRV 191, 291, 391, 491 APPLIED JAZZ LESSONS (0-.5-1)(F/S). Private lessons. PREREQ: PERM/INST.