Private Lessons & Ensembles

Private Lessons

The Music department provides students the opportunity for private study of instrumental and/or vocal performance in a broad range of styles including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Klezmer, and the folk and classical traditions of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean, India, Japan, and Indonesia.

Private lessons are open to all Tufts students, regardless of major or program of study, and can be taken either for credit or for no credit. All students must consult Edith Auner, Coordinator of Private Lessons, in order to enroll. Private lessons are not included in the cost of tuition and require an additional $750 fee per semester (ten lessons per term) payable directly to the instructor.

Scholarship funding is available to students enrolled in private lessons who apply by the tenth day of each term; a new application is required for each term. Those eligible to apply are: 1) music majors and minors; 2) those on financial aid; 3) those in Music department ensembles. Contact Edith Auner for more information and for an application form.


All ensembles are open to the Tufts community and can be taken either for credit or for no credit. Many of our ensembles require auditions to determine placement; details are available on each ensemble flyer linked on this page. Musical excellence is highly valued, but competition for membership is far less intense than in music conservatories.

Faculty in the Music department teach a diverse array of courses in ensemble performance. View 2020-2021 ensemble and audition information below: