The Music performance track is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as performers, private studio teachers or composers; and for students planning to go to graduate school in related areas. Music Performance majors are required to take a rigorous core of music theory, history, techniques/pedagogy and applied lessons on their primary instrument or voice. Students are required to be in a large ensemble performing on their major instrument/voice every semester (except for piano). Entrance into the music performance track is determined by audition with the music department.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Music.
Private Piano lessons with NCC faculty until successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam (or Jazz Piano Proficiency Exam for Jazz Studies Majors).
Completion of requisite number of concert attendance. Six concerts per semester while enrolled as a music major, unless student teaching or studying abroad. See department guidebook for additional details.
Complete the Junior and Senior full recital. (Composition majors may opt for an instrumental or vocal Junior recital.
Ensemble participation required each semester. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
Successful completion of the entrance and continuation auditions.
*Students must consult the North Central College catalog for other degree requirements.
Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree
Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.