Spring 2016

Bassoon Performance - Intermediate

Listed in: Music, as MUSI-372H


Suzette M. Farnham (Section 01)


351H-380H entail individual intermediate performance instruction and have a fee associated with the course. For 2015-16 the fee is $720, for which the student is fully committed following the end of the add/drop period. Those students who are receiving need-based scholarship assistance from Amherst College will be given additional scholarship grants in the full amount of these fees. 351H-380H may be repeated. Students who wish to elect performance for credit must meet the following criteria:

1.         Instrumental or vocal proficiency of intermediate level as determined by the Music Department.

2.         Enrollment in one full-credit Music Department course concurrently with the first semester’s enrollment in performance.

351H-380H may be elected only with the consent of the Department Coordinator. The following arrangements pertain to the study of performance at Amherst College:

a.         All performance courses will be elected as half courses. Senior Music Majors preparing a recital may take 351H-380H as a full course.

b.         For 351H-380H, fifty minutes of private instruction (12 lessons per semester) will be given and regular practice is expected.

c.         Two half courses in performance may be counted as the equivalent of one full course for fulfilling degree requirements. These two half courses must be in the same instrument or voice. Though not strictly required, the Music Department urges that the two semesters be consecutive.

d.         A student electing a performance course may carry 4.5 courses each semester, or 4.5 the first semester and 3.5 courses the second semester.

Students should consult with the Music Department Coordinator to arrange for teachers and auditions. Instruction in performance is also available through the Five Colleges with all of the above conditions pertaining. A student wishing to study under this arrangement must enroll through Five College Interchange.

Half credit. Fall and spring semester.


Section 01


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2015, Spring 2016