Individual instruction available in violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass (not as major instrument), flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, guitar, organ, piano, harp, voice, and independent study, depending upon availability of faculty. One 30-minute lesson per week for one semester hour credit; one 60-minute lesson per week for two semester hours credit.
All music majors must declare a particular instrument (or voice) as their major performance area, and take applied (private) instruction in their chosen area for a minimum of four semesters. Music majors are also required to study piano for four semesters as a minor area of performance; (majors declaring piano as their major performance area must choose a different instrument/voice as the minor area). Majors are expected to already possess basic technical and musical skills in their chosen major area; those students not possessing the requisite skills, as determined by the music faculty, must remain in freshman level applied music (MUAP 12XX) for their particular instrument/voice, until approved by the applied instructor for the sophomore level.