All approved students interested in taking Secondary Private Lessons for credit must register prior to the add/drop deadline.

The deadline to sign up for Secondary Lessons Audition/Consent is the first Friday of the first week of classes.

Secondary lessons are a ‘Dean's Consented' course and must be processed and consented through the Office of the Associate Deans, Bibbins 113, prior to registration.

Following auditions and placements, most consent is issued during the second week of class just prior to the add/drop deadline.

You will not always receive an email notification of your consent, but students can check their consent on OberView/PRESTO under Registration Status.

Due to the volume of requests, many consents occur the day before or the last day of add/drop (registration). Once you have been issued a Secondary Private Study (PVST) CRN number, you may register on OberView or PRESTO. You may also search and confirm your lesson title and CRN in the online schedule of classes. If you have further questions, visit the Secondary Lessons FAQ.

If assigned to a teacher for secondary lessons for credit, you must register on OberView or PRESTO before the add/drop deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to check on consent in PRESTO and to register, add, drop, or withdraw lessons prior to registrar deadlines.

Some students may need to request an Overload form in order to register for secondary lessons above their max credits. Conservatory and Double Degree Program students should submit a Conservatory Overload Form to the Office of the Associate Deans in Bibbins 113; while College of Arts and Sciences students should apply for a Secondary Lesson Overload Form through the AARC office in Carnegie West.

Please note: There are two section numbers listed for each secondary instrument/teacher; one is faculty taught (Sections 01 to 50), the other is student taught (Sections 51 to 100). If you are assigned to a student teacher, the faculty name will still appear on your registration even though the student is your instructor. This faculty will act as “Faculty Sponsor” and supervisor of your lessons.

Example:

PRESTO registration screen

 

Final teacher assignments will be posted outside of the main office, Bibbins 113, or sent via email after all students have received their consent; usually the third week of classes. Our goal is to consent everyone (300+ students) first, then list teacher assignments. Please be patient in this process.

Even if you do not know your assigned teacher, you can tell if you have been assigned to a faculty- or student-taught lesson by the section number. There are two section numbers listed for each secondary instrument/teacher; one is faculty taught (Sections 01 to 50), the other is student taught (Sections 51 to 100). If you are assigned to a student teacher, the faculty name will still appear on your registration even though the student is your instructor. This faculty will act as “Faculty Sponsor” and supervisor of your lessons.

Example:

PRESTO registration screen

Students receiving consent should register using their PVST CRN from their Registration Status on Oberview/PRESTO. Some students will not receive consent, and may have been assigned to non-credit lessons that do not require CRNs or registration. There is no audit, 0, or 1 credit option for private study.

Once you are assigned your faculty or student teacher, it is your responsibility to contact them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@oberlin.edu to get started with lessons. For piano audition results, see Andrea McAlister in Bibbins 340, or check your email. If you have not started lessons by the third week of classes contact the Office of the Associate Deans immediately!

The conservatory’s Office of the Associate Deans makes every effort to assign teachers to successfully auditioning students; but please note that a positive audition does not automatically ensure placement. Students will be assigned to faculty and supervised student teachers to that the extent that there is room available in these studios, with priority given to students needing to fulfill a private study requirement.