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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 David Landoni, BM
Bassoon Stephanie Busby, MM
Clarinet Mary-Jo Grenfell, DA
Composition Philip Swanson, DMA
Euphonium TBA

Peggy Friedland, MM
Todd Clancy, MM
Raymond Gonzalez, MM
Tony Wolff, BA

Horn Dirk Hillyer, PhD
Oboe Cynthia Napierkowski, MM
Percussion Abraham Finch, MM
Piano Sanae Kanda, DMA
Saxophone Amy McGlothlin, DMA
Sitar Peter Kvetko, PhD
Tabla Peter Kvetko, PhD
Trombone Philip Swanson, DA
Trumpet Tome Palance, MM
Richard Watson, BM
Tuba TBA
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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