Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. — Victor Hugo
About the Lessons
Students learn from professional musicians, including members of the Des Moines Symphony and Orchestra Iowa, and have the use of College-owned instruments and practice facilities in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
About the Scholarships
Declared music majors may take unlimited free lessons of any type.
All non-majors are entitled to one scholarship per semester worth $290, which covers 75% of the fee for 30-minute lessons, or 44% of the fee for 60-minute lessons.
Outstanding members of selected ensembles receive one-year Curd Ensemble Scholarships that cover 100 percent of the fee for 30-minute lessons or 60 percent of the fee for 60-minute lessons. Recipients are obligated to participate in a designated ensemble for one year.
To take advantage of the scholarships, students must sign up for lessons before the deadline to drop and add courses.