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Blutt College House Music Program

Blutt College House Music Program

The Office of College Houses and Academic Services and the Department of Music co-sponsor private music instruction and ensemble coaching by professional musicians and advanced graduate students who are affiliated with designated houses. College House Music Fellows also offer masterclasses and recitals in the houses.

This program is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mitchell J. Blutt, M. D. (C '78, M '82, WG '87)

Ensemble coaching, masterclasses, and recitals by College House Music Fellows are open to all students in the Houses with no fee, regardless of whether the student is a participant in the private lesson program. Small ensemble coaching is coordinated by the Music Department through its chamber music program. 

College House Fellows offer instruction in piano, violin, cello, flute, trumpet, jazz/rock guitar, voice, and saxophone. In addition, associates are available to teach lessons on other instruments at various levels, including viola, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trombone and low brass, jazz piano, clarinet, recorder, and harpsichord, among others. 

Lessons for Credit: Students have the option of taking lessons for credit (MUSC 005). 

Music from the Houses: In addition to private lessons, the College House Music Program provides a series of performances to the Penn community featuring the talents of our Music Fellows. The Music From the Houses series features Fellows' recitals, masterclasses, and studio recitals.

Through this series, the College House Music Program welcomes musicians of the Philalelphia Orchestra. Through a partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra's "Raising the Invisible Curtain" initiative, orchestra musicians perform several recitals at Penn throughout the year.