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This summer, join Rutgers music faculty for a virtual Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp. We hope to see you next year – in person – for our exciting music ensemble intensives!


Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp

Rutgers music theory faculty prepare students for collegiate placement examinations and for college-level theory and aural skills courses.  This program covers the foundational concepts of written music theory and ear training that are included in key signatures, time signatures, scales, intervals, harmony, solfege, sight-singing, and dictation.

  • July 27–August 7, 2020 (weekdays)
  • Music Theory: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Ear Training: 12:30–2 p.m.
  • Open to students ages 14–adult
  • $495, full program; $275, half day (Music Theory ONLY or Ear Training ONLY)

Register Here!

Private Music Instruction

Private music instruction is available for students of all ages and stages, starting at just 4 years old. Individual instruction with our faculty of world-class, conservatory-trained musicians is available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions in all instruments and voice. Students must have access to their instrument of study to maintain a regular practice schedule. Summer 2020 instruction will be held over video conference.

To request placement in our private lesson program, new students should submit a Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Our office will respond to requests via email within two (2) business days. Of course, feel free to contact us directly at to ask questions or to learn more about private lesson options.

Each student’s musical and personal needs are taken into consideration during the placement process, as student needs and instructor teaching styles vary considerably. To facilitate the best possible lesson placement, all new students and students changing instructors must schedule a paid 30-, 45-, or 60-minute trial lesson.

Students may register for lessons at any time. Once registered, students commit to weekly lessons for the remainder of the summer. Lessons are also available a la carte, based on availability.

Summer Private Lesson Tuition Rates

30-minute weekly lessons: $35 per lesson
45-minute weekly lessons: $52.50 per lesson
60-minute weekly lessons: $70 per lesson
There is a surcharge for private study with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty members and selected faculty.

*Private Music Lessons are not eligible for summer discounts*