Music Education is the largest music degree program at North Central College, with approximately 60 majors. Students in Music Education complete core music requirements in theory/musicianship, music literature/history, conducting, methods/pedagogy and private study/ensembles, along with a comprehensive set of courses and clinical experiences in education. Music Education majors also have numerous opportunities for leadership through the student chapter of NAfME (the field’s leading professional organization) and in ensembles, productions and special programs.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Music.
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.
Private piano lessons with NCC faculty until successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam (or Jazz Piano Proficiency Exam for Jazz Studies Majors).
Private primary instrumental lessons with NCC faculty each semester in the program. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
Large ensemble participation on primary instrument/voice each semester in the program. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
Junior year recital
Successful completion of the Comprehensive Musicianship Exam