Dr. Matthew Hagle, Program Director


What Is Musicianship?

Musicianship is an important component of a well-rounded music education. Weekly musicianship classes include sight-singing, rhythmic reading, dictation, keyboard skills, and music theory, history, and literature.

•    Achieve greater competency and enjoyment at your instrument
•    Increase your ability to think critically and express musical ideas effectively
•    Share you love of music with fellow students

MIC private instruction students of all ages are strongly encouraged to complement their lessons with a musicianship class of the appropriate level and receive a deep discount on this added value experience.


Are Musicianship Classes for Everyone?
•    The musicianship program is designed for students age 5 - adult
•    Private instruction students under the age of 5 may enroll in a Musikgarten
      class in place of musicianship for only the cost of materials.

•    Adult students are encouraged to take specially designed adult
     musicianship offerings.


How do I know which class is right for me?

Please contact a campus director for placement guidance.


Not Studying Privately at the Music Institute?

For students not enrolled in private study, musicianship classes are $328.65/fall semester and $288.65/spring semester.

Please contact a campus director for placement.

Enroll for Musicianship
Enrollment in musicianship classes occurs once annually on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is required.


Current MIC students may register for Musicianship class at the deeply discounted price of $132 (annually) and should register for musicianship when registering for private instruction.

If you have already registered for private instruction, but wish to add musicianship, please contact your local campus director.


Registration Deadline: November 15
Due to the sequential, year-long curriculum, all participants must register for and begin attending classes by November 15. Consistent attendance is required.  

"Spring into Musicianship" Registration Deadline: February 15
Those who enroll in private instruction after November 15 may register for the "Spring into Musicianship" class, a one-semester, spring only class.



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