Music

Beginning Ukulele — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m.,Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)<br><br>2 Mon., Oct. 23 & 30, 6-7 p.m.<br><br>Traverse City Guitar Company <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038947
Canticum Novum — 2017-09-09 thru 2018-07-01$150 — Face to FaceView Details

36 weeks, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn'-tee-koom noh'-voom), meaning 'new song,' is a new choral offering at NMC. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the fall and late spring. Canticum Novum is an auditioned-only ensemble--auditions will be held August 30 & 31, 2017. Please email jecobb@nmc.edu for audition information.<br><br>36 weeks, <br><br>Sept. 9, 2017 to July 1, 2018 <br><br>3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged) <br><br>Fine Arts Rm. 115 <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038926
Continuing Ukulele — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-13$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038951
Guitar 101 — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You've always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now's your chance to give it a go! Here you'll get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038929
Music Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 11:20 am-12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115 We'll survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move people's hearts through the ages. Together, we'll experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233191278
Music Appreciation - Jazz — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. You will also be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233423841
NMC Chamber Singers — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233424539
NMC Concert Band — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 7-9 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you’ll have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you’ll need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 53. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233444792
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 57. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234461477
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233448999
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:31-9:31 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233449210
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$110 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 14 This small ensemble of men's and women's voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233451265
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 57. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234461477
NMC Chamber Singers — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233424539
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233448999
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:31-9:31 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233449210
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$110 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 14 This small ensemble of men's and women's voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233451265
Music Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 11:20 am-12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115 We'll survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move people's hearts through the ages. Together, we'll experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233191278
Music Appreciation - Jazz — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. You will also be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233423841
NMC Concert Band — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 7-9 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you’ll have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you’ll need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 53. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233444792
Canticum Novum — 2017-09-09 thru 2018-07-01$150 — Face to FaceView Details

36 weeks, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn'-tee-koom noh'-voom), meaning 'new song,' is a new choral offering at NMC. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the fall and late spring. Canticum Novum is an auditioned-only ensemble--auditions will be held August 30 & 31, 2017. Please email jecobb@nmc.edu for audition information.<br><br>36 weeks, <br><br>Sept. 9, 2017 to July 1, 2018 <br><br>3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged) <br><br>Fine Arts Rm. 115 <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038926
Guitar 101 — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You've always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now's your chance to give it a go! Here you'll get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)<br><br><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038929
Beginning Ukulele — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m.,Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)<br><br>2 Mon., Oct. 23 & 30, 6-7 p.m.<br><br>Traverse City Guitar Company <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038947
Continuing Ukulele — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-13$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038951
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