Applied Lessons Program

The Stutzman Family Foundation has generously given music majors and minors the ability to take private lesson instruction during the fall and spring semesters.

A musician playing on stage

With chairman approval, each student can take up to two private lesson courses per semester. Each course is .5 credits. These lessons meet once per week between 45-50 minutes. We offer an array of instrumental and voice training, including, but not limited to, classical piano, jazz piano, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, drums, violin, viola, classical guitar, jazz guitar, and voice lessons. We also offer training in world traditional instruments. This amazing program is free for our students, and all are encouraged to participate.

Applied Lessons Instructors

Our Applied Lesson instructors are world-class leaders in their respective specialties. These talented professionals are recording artists, Grammy winners, and playwrights who will inspire, motivate, and encourage you and push your talents to new heights. You will meet weekly for your personalized, individual private lesson during each semester.


Terrence Fay | Trombone

Richard Green | Trumpet


Rex Cadwallader | Jazz Piano

Stephen Gamboa-Diaz | Organ

Irene Senedak | Piano

Eric Trudel | Piano

Electronic Music

William Ahearn | Studio Production & Composition  


Rebecca Barko | Classical

Matt Cimino | Classical

Atla DeChamplain | Jazz

Ellynne Plotnick | Jazz

Lisa Williamson | Classical


Anthony DeQuattro | Percussion


Henry Lugo | Bass, Guitar

James Martin | Guitar


Rebecca Patterson | Cello

Viara Sergueeva-Albonetti | Violin, Viola


Marta Boratgis | Oboe

Kenneth Nigro | Clarinet/Saxophone

Naomi Senzer | Flute

Sue Zoellner-Cross | Bassoon