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Auditing Classes at Blair

Auditing options for faculty, staff and spouses

Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and their spouses are permitted to audit one class free of charge each semester, if the class size and requirements are suitable for auditing.

Audits are managed through the Division of Unclassified Studies at the University Registrar's Office. To qualify for this benefit, the staff member must have completed the orientation and evaluation period and received approval from his or her supervisor.

To apply to audit a course, the faculty/staff member must:

  • Check the list of Blair classes below to determine if the course is available for audit. (Some Blair class environments require active participation of all students to gain knowledge in the course. These classes are not available for audit.)
  • Contact the Blair faculty member teaching the course to ensure there is space for an auditor.
  • Visit the Division of Unclassified Studies Faculty/Staff page here: Fill out the DUS audit form and ask your supervisor to sign it.
  • Send the completed audit form to the Office of the University Registrar, Division of Unclassified Studies, Peabody # 505.
  • The names of faculty/staff auditors do not appear on class rolls and no official record of attendance is kept.

Courses at Blair that are available for audit

Not all classes at Blair are available to audit. Private lessons, group lessons, ensembles, and some classroom courses require active participation to gain knowledge in the course. The following courses are available for auditing:

MUTH -- Theory/Composition

1120. Songwriting & Elements of Music Theory
1125. Songwriting II
1135. Mozart
1200-1210. Survey of Music Theory
3210. Seminar in Advanced Analysis
3200. Chromatic Harmony
3220. Musical Explorations: Bartok
3890. Special Topics in Music Theory

Specialty Courses

MENT 1120. The Business of Music
MENT 1130. Building Communities Through Music and the Arts
MENT 1140. Creating Mission-Driven Arts and Social Programming
MEWL 1130. Meditation for Musicians
MUSO 2100. Music Criticism and Writing
MREP 3310 & 3311. Piano Literature
MREP 3300. Guitar Literature

MUSL -- History & Literature

1610. Musical Theatre in America
1200. Introduction to Music Literature
1210. The Concerto
1220. The Symphony
1230. Survey of Choral Music
2600. American Music
1620. Survey of Jazz
1600. American Popular Music
1630. The Blues
1640. Country Music
1650. History of Rock Music
1100. World Music
1105. African Music
1300. Music, the Arts, and Ideas
1310. Love and Death in Music
3220. Opera in 17th and 18th Centuries
3221. Opera in the 19th Century
3222. Mahler Symphonies: Songs of Irony
3223. Music in the Age of Beethoven and Schubert
3224. Haydn and Mozart
3225 Brahms and the Anxiety of Influence
3226. The String Quartet
3227. Music in the Age of Revolution, 1789-1848
3229. Robert Schumann and the Romantic Sensibility
3100. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries
2110. Music in Latin America and the Caribbean
3160. Women and rock Music
2150. Music, Identity, and Diversity
2610. Music of the South
2320. Exploring the Film Soundtrack
1660. Music City Museums and Memorabilia
3890. Selected Topics in Music History (open only with permission of instructor)