Applied Lessons Program

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

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Music majors and minors are eligible to sign up for weekly private (“applied”) lessons in voice or the instrument of their choice. This amazing program is free for our students, and all are encouraged to participate.

Each course of lessons is .5 credits and meets weekly 12 times during the semester for 50 minutes. We offer an array of instrumental and voice training, including, but not limited to, classical piano, jazz piano, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, drums, violin, guitar, conducting, electronic/studio production, and classical and jazz voice lessons. We also offer training in world traditional instruments. Students who have successfully completed four semesters of instruction in an instrument or voice and receive permission from the chairperson are eligible to take two private lesson courses per semester.

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.


Henry Lugo | Bass


Terrence Fay | Trombone
Richard Green | Trumpet
Jamie Marci | French Horn


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
Ellynne Plotnick | Jazz


Anthony DeQuattro | Percussion


Henry Lugo | Guitar
James Martin | Guitar


Viara Sergueeva-Albonetti | Violin, Viola


Marta Boratgis | Oboe
Kenneth Nigro | Clarinet/Saxophone
Naomi Senzer | Flute

Music Therapy

Nathan Ewusie-Mensah | Guitar/Piano


Stephen Gamboa-Diaz | Conducting