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Peter Spaar

Lecturer
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Music
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Master of Music from University of North Texas, Bachelor of Music from James Madison University. His former teachers include Sam Cross, Ed Rainbow, Tom Lederer and Mark Bernat. Mr. Spaar currently holds the Robert and Ruth Cross Principal Bass Chair in the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. He is the founder and bassist of the Free Bridge Quintet, U.Va.'s jazz quintet-in-residence. He is also a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Spaar maintains a very active freelance career as both a jazz and classical bassist.

MUPF 2140: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2141: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110-2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3140: Advanced Performance (Strings)
Credits: 2
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUEN 3610: Orchestra
Credits: 2
Orchestra Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3630: Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1–2
Chamber Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUPF 4930: Honors Performance
Credits: 2
Individual instruction for Distinguished Major recitalists who wish to spend a year preparing a full-length recital. Prerequisite: At least one semester of instruction at the 3000 level; successful written application to the Distinguished Major Program; successful audition, normally at the end of the semester preceding 4000-level study; and permission of instructor. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 4940: Honors Performance
Credits: 2
Individual instruction for Distinguished Major recitalists who wish to spend a year preparing a full-length recital. Prerequisite: At least one semester of lessons at the 3000 level; successful written application to the Distinguished Major Program; successful audition, normally at the end of the semester preceding 4000-level study; and permission of instructor. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.