Fall 2018

Cello Performance Instruction - Intermediate

Listed in: Music, as MUSL-360H


The Department (Section 01)


351H-381H entail individual intermediate performance instruction and have a fee associated with the course. The fee is $730, 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-381H 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-381H 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-381H, 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 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022