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. 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)