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The NMC Music Department offers students a unique opportunity to learn in a creative and supportive environment. Students receive individualized instruction from our dynamic faculty in classes designed for students' success.

Students in the NMC Music Program take applied (private) lessons on their main instrument/voice, perform as a member of one of our Performance Ensembles, and take coursework that will prepare them for transfer to a four-year music institution.

Student may also enroll in Apple Certification Logic Pro or our brand-new Audio Technology program — a program that will prepare students for a career in music production, computer music, and sound recording. To check out the new program, please follow this link.

Auditions for placement are held during the summer or between semesters. Contact Jeffrey Cobb, Director of Music Programs, to arrange for a date and time.

Would you like more information about the NMC Music Department? Want to be included on our email list for concert and event updates? Please visit our contact page.

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When I enrolled at NMC, I was a non-traditional student without a long-term educational plan. The NMC Music Department played a transformational role in my life and in the formation of my career path. Through challenging music history, theory, and aural skills classes, private study with outstanding educators, and unique performance opportunities as both a soloist and a member of the Chamber Singers, NMC's Music Department provided me with the intellectual and visceral fortitude that I needed in order to pursue my chosen vocation in music education. NMC's Music Department is one of the college's (and Traverse City's) best kept secrets... but let's hope it does not remain as such for much longer!

Erin Stier - Harbor Lights Middle School Choir Director
West Ottawa Public Schools

Northwestern Michigan College offers students of all ages the opportunity to experience a fun and well-rounded education that is second to none. In beautiful Traverse City, MI, students at NMC work with an exemplary faculty to learn and perfect a variety of valuable skills. As a former music student at NMC, I was extremely impressed by their state-of-the-art music technology capabilities and stellar music department. From opportunities performing on campus in the exquisite Milliken Auditorium, to collaborating with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen, NMC allows their students to experience a world-class, superior education. I am forever grateful to NMC!

Jay Schumacher - Choir Director
Three Rivers Community Schools

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Please visit our Audio Tech Program page for information about our new Audio Tech Program and how you can receive Apple Certified training and certification in Apple Logic Pro X.

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