Applied Music Instruction

Applied lessons are one-on-one instruction with SCF music faculty. An applied lesson is a two credit hour academic credit with a lab fee. Applied lessons also can be taken for non-credit through SCF Corporate and Community Development.

During the fall and spring terms, you receive 14 applied lessons for 53 minutes on your principal instrument/voice. During the summer semester, you receive 12 applied lessons for 60 minutes.

All students planning to major in music should take applied lessons on their major instrument every fall and spring semester. Non-music majors also are eligible for applied lessons.

Jury examinations for Applied Preparatory instruction may be given one-on-one by the instructor. Students taking lessons in Applied I and Applied II levels are required to present a jury examination for the appropriate music faculty. Jury examination is also required when preparatory students apply to qualify for Applied I. Juries are held during the final exam week. The jury examination sheet is available below; please click on the jury sheet in your area of study. Jury sheets are also available in the music office.

Composition Examination Sheet

Vocal Examination Sheet

Piano Examination Sheet

Instrumental Examination Sheet

Guitar Examination Sheet

All students taking applied lessons need to contact the director in their area of study:

    Dr. Robyn Bell, Director of Instrumental Studies (Symphonic Band/Symphony Orchestra)

                                941-752-5579 or email

    Melodie Dickerson, Director of Vocal/Choral Studies

                                941-752-5580 or email


    Don Bryn, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

                                941-752-5582 or email


    Rex Willis, Director of Guitar Studies

                                941-752-5591 or email

Dr. Pete Carney, Director of Jazz Studies/Applied Saxophone Instructor

                                941-752-5590 or email  

 Click here to access music faculty.

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