Lessons for Credit (MUSC 005)

Students who sign up for private lessons in the College House Music Program have the option of taking those lessons for credit (MUSC 005). In order to receive credit, students must sign up for hour-long lessons 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.

MUSC 005: College House Music Program (.50 cu)

 Private study in voice, keyboard, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, and non-western instruments. Such study is designed to meet the artistic, technical, and/or professional needs of the student. Course requirements and assessment will be determined by the private instructor.

Private lessons in the College House Music Program cannot be taken Pass/Fail.


Students registering for MUSC 005 must adhere to Add/Drop dates:

For the Spring 2019 semester, Course Selection Period (Add) ends Monday, February 4, 2019 (the deadline to apply for the program is 1/30/19). The 
Drop Period ends Monday, October 8.

In order to register, students must return their completed application form to Dr. Michael Ketner, Director of Performance, at 227 Lerner Center, or to the Music Department office at 201 S. 34th Street, no later than 5:00 pm on January 30. Within 24 hours of submitting the applciation form, students will receive a permit and can register for the course on Penn In Touch. Due to the volume of permit requests, the Music Department will NOT notify you when the permit has been issued. Please continue to check on Penn In Touch!

NOTE: Failure to register for MUSC 005 by 2/4/19 will require you to petition through your school to add the course late. It is the student's responsibility to complete registration for the course.

Students MUST arrange the lessons with a private instructor prior to returning their application.

Students withdrawing from the program must inform both their private instructor AND the Music Department in writing. Contact Dr. Ketner by email or call 215-898-8698.

Students withdrawing from the program must follow the procedures set forth by the College. Please refer to the College's website for the complete policy.
Students who elect to drop or withdraw from MUSC 005 may continue to take lessons for no credit.

Withdrawal from the program does not lead to a refund of the lesson fees.

Please contact Dr. Michael Ketner at if you have any questions.