santa barbara city college

Applied Music

Private Lessons

Students may receive private lessons through our Applied Music program. This program is a .5 unit class where qualified Music Majors can receive private lessons for up to 4 semesters. Most transfer programs require or look favorably upon applied music credits.

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Successfully pass an audition. Acceptance is dependent upon applicant performance level and available spots.
  • All applicants should be declared as Music Majors, and must be enrolled in, or have passed, Musicianship and Theory classes (Mus 102A & 104A or 102B & 104B).
  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in one Performance class:
    Currently, the list of elligible performance classes is:
    Mus 160, 160B, 160C, 160D,
    Mus 161, 161B
    Mus 162, 162B, 162C, 162D,
    Mus 163, 163B, 163C, 163D
    Mus 165, 165B
    Mus 166, 166B
    Mus 167, 167B, 167C
    Mus 168, 168B, 168C, 168D
    Mus 170, 170B, 170C, 170D
    Mus 171, 172, 174, 176
    Mus 177, 177B
    Mus 188A, 188B, 188C

Semester requirements:

  • Attend weekly lesson with instructor.
  • Perform in 2 out of the 3 Applied Recitals in the semester.
  • Attend all 3 Applied Recitals in the semester.
  • Perform at an end of year Jury.

Audition Requirements:

  • Sign up for an audition (see google form below)
  • Perform a representative piece (or excerpt) for audition, approximately about 1-3 minutes in length. The audition piece should be in the same style and on the same instrument as what you are hoping to study in Applied Music.
  • Auditions for Applied Music are the first Friday of the Fall & Spring semesters.
  • You will be given a more specific audition time about a day before the auditions.

If you are interested in signing up for an audition for Applied Music (Music 185 in the class listing), please fill out the form below.

NOTE – for Spring 2024, there are no more spaces available in the Applied Music program, so no auditions will be held.