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Minor Lessons

Individual music instruction at the Peabody Conservatory, called minor lessons, is designed for students with significant experience as instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers. Auditions are necessary to register for minor lessons, which earn credit. (Peabody students, please contact the Minor Lessons Coordinator for placement requirements and questions. You will also be asked to fill out one of the online forms below.)

All students must now fill out an online form by Friday, August 13, 2021.

Audition deadline via video submission will be Friday, August 20, 2021.

Lessons may be 30 or 60 minutes in length, and registered students will receive one elective credit per half hour. Interdivisional registration forms must be signed and submitted by the Homewood add/drop deadline.

The additional cost for Peabody students for AY 2021-22 is $872 for half hour lessons (1 credit) or $1,744 for one hour lessons (2 credits). Students are not permitted to self-register on SIS; Peabody students must submit signed add forms and pay their bill in full by Peabody’s add deadline.

Homewood students, please refer to for pricing information. All other divisions, please inquire with your home registrar.

For more information, please contact the Minor Lessons Coordinator, Dr. Shirley Yoo.

Taking Courses at Peabody

Students must consult with their Homewood Advising Office to determine the eligibility of Peabody coursework for their academic program. If you have received approval from the Advising Office and the Homewood Registrar, you can  submit the following form to obtain approval to take the course at Peabody.

Ensemble Participation

Do you have choral experience and the desire to do some singing this year? If so, please consider auditioning for the Peabody‑Hopkins Chorus, directed by Maestro Edward Polochick.

The Peabody‑Hopkins Chorus, directed by Edward Polochick, is recruiting experienced choral singers in all voice ranges for our upcoming season. Our repertoire for the Fall semester will consist of the Pinkham “Christmas Cantata” and the Poulenc Gloria, which will be performed in collaboration with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra.  Our repertoire for the Spring will consist of the Beethoven Mass in C major.  In order to be considered for membership, your schedule must allow you to consistently attend rehearsals during the semester(s) you are involved.  Peabody‑Hopkins Chorus will rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00, with most rehearsals taking place in Joe Byrd Hall on the Peabody campus.  The first rehearsal of the semester is on September 9.

Please contact Ensemble Coordinator Harry Oehler at, for more information or to schedule an audition.