Individual instrumental and vocal instruction can be pursued at different levels. Most music majors take one-hour weekly lessons, but half-hour lessons are also offered, and qualified juniors and seniors may pursue Independent Study in Performance, which is a full course culminating in a recital.
You don't have to be a Music major/minor to take lessons.
Fees, Course Credit & Audition Requirement
The applied lesson fee is waived only for music majors, for one area of study only. All applied lessons at Duke are offered by permission of the instructors after competitive auditions at the beginning of the semester. Click to see instructor contact information for auditions.
- MUSIC 101-1 Class Piano, 101-2 Class Voice, 101-3 Class Guitar, 101-4 Class Djembe, 101-7 Class Brass, 101-6 African Dance Percussion; (half hour) 0.25 course credit. Fee per semester: $175.
- MUSIC 103-108 (half hour), 0.25 course credit. Fee per semester: $350
- MUSIC 203-208 (one hour), 0.5 course credit. Fee per semester: $700
- MUSIC 210-1, 210-2, 210-4, 211-1, 211-2, 213-1, 213-3, 0.5 course credit. There is no additional fee for enrolling in an ensemble.