Class of 1959 Music Room

Located in Baldwin, this room was named for the Class of 1959 in honor of their 45th reunion and in recognition of their generous support of the College Houses.

The Department of Music and the Office of College Houses and Academic Services co-sponsor private music instruction and ensemble coaching by professional musicians and advanced graduate students who are affiliated with designated houses.  College House Music Fellows also offer masterclasses and recitals in the houses.
A student should pick up a College House Music Lesson contract in the Music Department office at 3700 Market Street, Suite 300 (this is the temporary location of the office while the Music Building is undergoing renovations).  A list of the instructors affiliated with the program is also available.  The student makes arrangements directly with a teacher for an audition.  Rates and levels of study are indicated on the list of instructors.  The program provides nine (9) half-hour lessons in the fall semester, ten (10) half-hour lessons in the spring semester.  A student may choose between one-half and hour-long lessons.  The charges will be added to their bursar bill.  When lesson arrangements have been finalized, students must return a signed copy of the completed contract to the Music Department.
Students in the College House Music Program now have the option of taking lessons for credit (MUSC 005).  In order to receive credit, students must sign up for hour-long lesson and register for the course with the Music Department.  Students who register will receive .5 cu per semester.  The rates for hour-long lessons will still apply to students who receive lessons for credit.
Ensemble coaching, masterclasses, and recitals by College House Music Fellows are open to all students in the Houses with no fee, regardless of whether the student is a participant in the private lesson program.  Interested ensembles should contact David Yang, Director of Chamber Music ( for further information.  Students interested in participating in a jazz combo should contact Dr. Michael Ketner (
It is anticipated that house fellows for the 2009-10 academic year will offer instruction in piano, rock/jazz guitar, violin, cello, flute, trumpet, classical guitar, jazz saxophone, and voice.  In addition, associates are available to teach lessons on other instruments at various levels, including organ, viola, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trombone, tuba, viol, recorder, sitar, mbira, percussion, harp, and harpsichord.  Jazz instruction is offered for piano, drums, guitar, electric bass, saxophone, and trumpet.  Please check the referral list for the specific instruction available this year.  If you are interested in studying an instrument not listed on the referral list, please contact Michael Ketner, Director of Performance (
Please be advised that there are a limited number of slots available; priority will be given to those who apply early.  Contracts for lessons will not be accepted after Friday, September 25, 2009 (the end of the Course Selection Period).