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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 $700 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.

2018-2019 Ensemble
and Audition Info:

- Jazz Ensembles
- Orchestral Ensembles

Ensembles

Faculty in the Music department teach a diverse array of courses in ensemble performance: 

  • African Music & Dance (Kiniwe)
  • Arab Music Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Choir
  • Early Music Ensemble
  • Electronic Music Ensemble
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Gospel Choir
  • Javanese Gamelan (Rinengga Sih Tentrem)
  • Jazz Improvisation Ensembles
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Klezmer Ensemble (Jumbo Knish Factory)
  • New Music Ensemble
  • Opera Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Tufts Composers
  • Wind Ensemble

All ensembles are open to the Tufts community by audition, and can be taken either for credit or for no credit. Many of our ensembles require auditions to determine placement; details are posted in the Granoff Music Center at the start of each term. Musical excellence is highly valued, but competition for membership is far less intense than in music conservatories.