Course Load

For Performance and Composition Study, a full studio is 18 students for each fall and spring semester each receiving a one-hour lesson per week. Lessons missed by the teacher (see policies on time away from campus under Personnel Matters) should be made up. Lessons missed by the student for which the teacher was notified in advance may be made up at the discretion of the teacher. During the summer session, a full studio is also 18 students and pay is usually in proportion to load.

For calculating teaching loads, a 3-credit course is generally considered equivalent to six students (or one-third of a teaching load) for a performance or composition faculty member. For academic faculty, a full teaching assignment is usually considered two or three courses per semester depending upon other responsibilities. During the summer session, a full load is two courses. Jacobs School of Music and university policy has established a minimum enrollment of 10 students in undergraduate classes and 5 students in graduate classes. Classes with enrollments below these minima may be canceled.