Specific course requirements for music majors and minors and a full course lists.
The Department of Music offers everything from introductory courses for students with little or no musical background, to advanced specialized courses for the music major, as well as a variety of musical ensembles and performance opportunities open to all students (not just music majors and minors).
The Department of Music offers individual instruction to Wake Forest students in voice, piano, guitar, and all orchestral and jazz instruments. Students can receive course credit for weekly lessons of 30 minutes (MUS161) or 60 minutes (MUS162 and music major courses 262, 362 and 363). Lessons are available to students of all levels, though a POI (permission of instructor) number is required for registration.
Registration takes place at the beginning of each semester, and interested students should stop by the music department office (M309) or contact the appropriate instructor listed below for more information.
First-time registrants for voice, guitar, and piano lessons will additionally need to interview or audition (depending on level of experience) at the start of each semester, and sign-ups are posted in the music office.
Like many liberal arts universities, Wake Forest assesses an additional individual instruction fee of $325 per semester for 30 minute weekly lessons (MUS 161) and $650 per semester for hour-long weekly lessons (MUS 162 and music major courses 262, 362, and 363), which is billed to a student’s account by Financial Services. Need-based scholarships are available
For more information view the Applied Lesson Fee Scholarship Application.
If you are a beginning student in voice, guitar, or piano, you also have the option to register for class instruction in those areas (MUS165 and MUS178), for which there is no additional fee.
Voice and Keyboard
- Bryon Grohman, Assistant Professor of Music
- Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
- Peter Kairoff, Professor of Music, Chair
- Larry Weng, Assistant Professor of Music
- Joanne Inkman, Associate Teaching Professor
Piano and class piano
- Mary Ann Bills, adjunct faculty
- Yong Im Lee Federle, adjunct faculty
- Susan Bates, adjunct faculty
- Ryan McCollum, adjunct faculty
- Anthony Tang, adjunct faculty
- Jacqui Carrasco, Professor of Music, Associate Chair
- Marco Sartor, Assistant Teaching Professor
Guitar and jazz guitar
- Evan Richey, adjunct faculty
- Matt Kendrick, adjunct faculty
Bass and jazz improvisation
- Helen Rifas, adjunct faculty
Winds, Brass, and Percussion
- Kathryn Levy, Professor of the Practice
- John Sadak, Assistant Professor of the Practice
- Susan Fancher, adjunct faculty
- Anna Lampidis, adjunct faculty
- Amber Ferenz, adjunct faculty
- Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands
- Robert Campbell, adjunct faculty
- Brian French, adjunct faculty
- Brent Harvey, adjunct faculty
- John Beck, adjunct faculty
Percussion, Afro-Cuban drumming
- Tim Heath, Director of Athletic Bands