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Music Lessons

Musician playing guitar onstage

The music department offers applied music study to both enrolled students and the general public. As part of their degree requirement, music majors take eight semesters of applied music for no additional fee. Non-majors, community members and music majors who have met their eight-semester lesson limit, can enroll in non-credit lessons for a fee through the music department. 

All students receive a full semester of one-on-one instruction with a qualified teacher. All of our instructors are of the highest caliber and are working professionals in the music industry. For more information, please call Dirk Hillyer, coordinator of applied music, at 978.542.6459. 


Applied Music Faculty

Instrument Faculty
Bass Nick Aparo, MA
Composition Philip Swanson, DMA

Jennifer Joray, MM


Raymond Gonzalez, MM (classical guitar)
Tony Wolff, BA

Horn Dirk Hillyer, PhD
Mbira Peter Kvetko, PhD
Percussion Abraham Finch, MM

Sanae Kanda, DMA
Philip Swanson, DMA (jazz piano)

Saxophone Amy McGlothlin, DMA
Sitar Peter Kvetko, PhD
Tabla Peter Kvetko, PhD
Trombone Philip Swanson, DA
Trumpet Robert Thorp, DMA
Violin/Viola Lisa Brooke, BFA
Voice Tiffany Baxter, MM
Jean Danton, MM
Randy B. McGee, DA
Gary Wood, DMA
Holly Zagaria, DMA


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