Private Instruction Course (1/4 course, 1 credit, ½-hour lesson weekly for 12 weeks). Each studio focuses on building skills in technique, musicianship, and repertory, enabling students to gain proficiency in performance. For specific studio guidelines, students are encouraged to contact the instructor prior to registering. An end-of-term “exam” (called a “jury” in music) is a demonstration of what you have learned over the semester, usually including the performance of a short piece. Unlike juries for one-hour lessons (MUA 121-172), which are heard by multiple members of the department faculty, juries for ½-hour lessons are heard only by the instructor, and are held during the student’s final lesson, in a studio class, or after the term is over, at the instructor’s discretion.