Lessons and Ensembles
All students, including those who are not music majors, are welcome to take private lessons in voice, piano, an instrument, applied composition, or audio recording. Students regardless of major are also welcome to join the Choral Union, A Cappella Choir (audition required), Chamber Singers (audition required), Gospel Choir, Symphonic Winds, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble.
Music Theory Assessment
Incoming music majors will be given a music theory assessment to determine whether they should begin with Music Theory I or Music Fundamentals. This assessment can be done at the time of the audition or during the orientation weekend.
Music as an Elective
Students not majoring in Music may apply a maximum of four credit hours in applied music and/or a music ensemble as course hours required for general electives. Music minors may apply a maximum of eight credit hours in applied music and four ensemble credit hours to the total degree program. Achieving more credit hours of applied study and participation in ensembles is encouraged for all students. Students are required to study with an ENC faculty member if they want to earn credit. Two unexcused absences from applied private study will result in the student being dropped from the course with a failing grade.
Performance Seminar and Attendance Requirements
All music students are required to attend 80% of the musical programs produced by the Music Department. Throughout the time of study at the college, all Music majors are required to attend the weekly departmental Music Performance Seminar. This is a performance practice seminar where Music majors perform materials being worked on in their applied lessons. In addition, Music Education majors are required to participate in “Funny Band” at the end of the Performance Seminar each week.