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:

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 ( 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 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

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 If you have any questions while advising students on Music courses, feel free to contact Jason Bishop at