Applied Music Instruction

Applied lessons are one-on-one instruction with an 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 receive14 applied lessons for 53 minutes in on your principal instrument/voice. During the summer semester you receive12 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 apppropriate music faculty. Jury examanition 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.


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

                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


                Dr. Charles Turon, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

                                941-752-5582 or email


                Marc Mannino, Director of Jazz Studies

                                941-752-5590 or email

                Rex Willis, Director of Guitar Studies

                                941-752-5591 or email

 Click here to access music faculty.

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