Students interested in taking private music lessons and/or participating in music ensembles should not pre-register through their advisors. Instead, students should visit
to sign up for an ensemble audition and to find additional information regarding signing up for lessons. Signing up for lessons and ensemble auditions occurs during the first week of orientation and registration in the fall, or during the first week of classes in the spring. Ensembles and lessons are open to all Hendrix students regardless of major.
The grade earned in each semester of a Music Activity class is included in the computation of the student's grade point average. However, to receive one complete course credit towards a music major, students must complete music activity partial course credits that sum to one whole credit.
A complete course credit earned in this manner may be used to satisfy the Expressive Arts Learning Domain, except in the case where the student has opted to take a MUSA 300 private lesson on a credit-only basis with no grade. Any number of individual activity courses may be taken by a student. However, note that there is a limit of 2 course credits from partial credit courses from any department that can be used for the 32 courses required for graduation. Music majors may earn 2 additional course credits toward the 32 required course credits for graduation from music activity classes.
Ensembles include both large ensembles and small chamber groups. A list and descriptions of credit and non-credit ensembles appears below in the course listings under Music Activities.