The Department of Music offers two non-degree-granting programs: the Nicholls Music Academy and the Nicholls Music Conservatory.
The Nicholls Music Academy offers music lessons for the community and is operated in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Education. This program was implemented in 2007 and is open to all levels of study. Students receive twelve weekly lessons throughout each semester in Talbot Hall and may participate in a final recital in Danos Theater. Music majors participate as interns, and the instruction and progress of the students are overseen by a faculty member of the Department of Music. Click here for more details.
The Nicholls Music Conservatory is a one-year program that offers music lessons and public performance opportunities to qualified students who demonstrate a high degree of music proficiency on string instruments or piano. Students in this program are selected by audition and receive instruction from the music faculty member of their area on a weekly basis. In addition, they participate in chamber ensembles as well as the Nicholls Camerata, the university’s chamber orchestra. Upon completion of the course of study, students receive a certificate. Click here for more details.