Individual Instruction Program (IIP)

Grading

Courses within the Individual Instruction Program (IIP: MUS 53-58) receive one course credit for three terms of work.

Prior to the initial term, prospective students contact and audition for the instructor and receive permission from the instructor to enroll for the course.

Students enroll for each term of the three-term IIP courses during the normal course registration periods. Credit and a letter grade for the courses will be given only upon successful completion of all three terms. Students are reminded to register for each term of the three-course IIP sequence.

At the end of the first and second terms of enrollment, students will receive the grade of “ON,” indicating that the student is in the process of completing three terms of IIP courses (the "ON" grades will remain on the transcript). At the end of the third term, the student will receive one course credit and a final grade from the instructor. The course will count in the course load the third term only. Students are reminded to manage their course loads, recognizing that the IIP course will count in the third term of enrollment. (See course load regulations for information about course load regulations.)

Students will receive a “W” on their transcript if they drop an IIP course following the normal course withdrawal regulations for each term.

Students may take courses within the Individual Instruction Program more than once. To initiate a new three-course sequence, they again receive instructor permission for the initial course.

No more than four course credits from the following courses may be counted by any student toward the Dartmouth degree: MUS 050, MUS 053, MUS 054, MUS 055, MUS 056, MUS 057, MUS 058.

Individual Instruction, Instrument and Voice

Music 53-58 Auditions

For Music 53-58, an audition is required; please contact the relevant instructor to arrange the audition. Student selection is at the discretion of the instructor. In case the instructor's load cannot accommodate student demand, priority will be given (in the following order) to music majors (including modified majors) and minors, students participating in Performance Labs (Music 50), and members of recognized Hopkins Center Music Ensembles.

Individual Instruction , Instrument and Voice

Music 53-58 Credit

One course credit is offered for the combined three terms of instruction and will be granted only after successful completion of all three terms of study. The course is included as part of a student's official course load only in the last term and the grade is given upon completion. All courses in this sequence (Music 53-58) are offered only on a graded basis; under College regulations the policy must be announced prior to each initial term.  A student may repeat the course if satisfactory progress has been made, within the conditions stated following this description. Dist: ART.

No more than four course credits from the following courses may be counted by any student toward the Dartmouth degree: Music 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58.

Individual Instruction , Instrument and Voice

Music 53-58 Sections

All terms except summer: Arrange

53. Keyboard Individual Instruction: Classical and Jazz Piano and Organ.
54. Woodwind Individual Instruction: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
55. Brass Individual Instruction: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba
56. String Individual Instruction: Violin, Viola, 'Cello, Bass Viol, Electric Bass, Classical and Electric Guitar
57. Voice Individual Instruction
58. Percussion Individual Instruction

Individual Instruction , Instrument and Voice

Other Music Instruction Options

Students not accepted into a course in instrumental or vocal instruction may make private arrangements for study with teachers on the staff of Dartmouth College, at the discretion of the instructor, or they may study off-campus with teachers in the area. No academic credit will be given for off-campus study and the fee is the responsibility of the student.

Music 60-65, advanced individual instruction, Studies in Musical Performance: please consult the Organizations, Regulations, Courses (ORC).