Applied Music Program (AMP) provides individual instruction on your instrument, performances in weekly master classes and participation in music department recitals. Admission is by audition.
Auditions are on 1st Friday of the semester at 10:00 AM. Sign up for a time slot on the audition sheet outside of the Music Office, C-109. Prepare 2 - 3 pieces on your instrument, fill out the information sheet, and show up on time.
AMP students must demonstrate proficiency on their instrument, an understanding of fundamentals, and the ability to read music on your instrument. If auditioning as a jazz music student, the ability to improvise is also required. If you are one of the 15 students accepted for the AMP program you will receive free weekly private lessons on your instrument.
As an AMP student you are required to enroll in the following classes:
AMP students will perform regularly for their peers in the weekly AMP master class, where they will get valuable feedback and performance experience. At the end of the semester, all AMP students perform in the AMP recital and are evaluated by the entire music faculty in juries.
Students showing strong potential but who are evaluated as not being ready for the AMP program will be offered a slot in the pre-AMP program. These students will enroll in Music 276 and will be required to pay for their own lessons. Pre-AMP students may be taking Basic Musicianship in preparation for future enrollment in the theory/ear training program and to qualify them to be AMP students.