Private Vocal or Instrumental Lessons

Students can register for private vocal or instrumental lessons (MUS 109, 111-116, 325-331) by completing the form available at this link:

http://www.drew.edu/registrar/student/musical-instruction-registration

Once the form is submitted, the student will be contacted by either Prof. Jason Bishop (Vocal) or Prof. David Iskowitz (Instrumental) regarding placement with a private instructor.

Fees for instruction are $420 per semester for twelve 30-minute lessons at the 100 (introductory) level, or $630 per semester for twelve 45-minute lessons at the 300 (advanced) level. The fee is charged to the student’s account when registration for the course is confirmed. If a student drops the course during the drop/add period, a refund will be issued minus the cost of any lessons already received prior to dropping the course. If a student drops the course after the final drop deadline, the course fee is not refunded.

Instrumental Ensembles
The Music Department offers the following instrumental ensembles:

For information or instructor approval for any of the above instrumental ensembles, contact the professor listed.

Choral Ensembles
Prof. Jason Bishop (jbishop@drew.edu) is Director of Choral & Vocal Studies. There are two choral ensembles in the Music Department:

  • Chorale (MUS 215): a mixed-voice (SATB) chamber choir that performs a wide variety of choral repertoire.
  • Alta Voce (MUS 216): a treble-voice (SSAA) ensemble for sopranos and altos of any gender, also performing a wide variety of choral repertoire.  

Auditions for placement into Chorale and Alta Voce will take place August 25-September 1. An online sign-up process for choral auditions will be available at drew.edu/choralaudition. Registering for both MUS 215 and 216 requires instructor approval, which is granted after an audition is completed. For more information, e-mail Prof. Bishop at choirs@drew.edu.

Academic Credit
All lessons and ensembles are offered for academic credit; however, students may elect to register for 0 credits to avoid a credit overload. Lesson fees are assessed regardless of the number of credits a student selects. Expectations and requirements for lessons and ensembles are the same for all students regardless of credit status.

For more information, see drew.edu/music. If you have any questions while advising students on Music courses, feel free to contact Jason Bishop at jbishop@drew.edu.