Music

Basic Music Reading for Ukulele and Guitar —2019-03-04 through 2019-03-11$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 102. Whether you are new to an instrument like the Ukulele, or would like a music reading refresher, this course will help you broaden your musical experience. Learn how music works as you review music theory. Gain understanding of basic components of music commonly found on the staff. Translate the music from the sheet to notes to sing or on the instrument (we will use the Ukulele for our instrument in class). Learn about chords, musical keys, scales, and modes. Some instruments will be on hand; bring a Ukulele if you have one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844939
Beginning Ukulele—2019-02-04 through 2019-02-11$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 will 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.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844884
Continuing Ukulele—2019-02-18 through 2019-02-25$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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844907
Guitar 101—2019-02-04 through 2019-02-11$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will 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.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844783
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMusic Appreciation—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 11:20 am-12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. We will 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 hearts through the ages. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418424
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$99—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 5:30-7 pm, 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418710
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band—2019-01-15 through 2019-04-30$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will 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 brumbaughpat@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324417912
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 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 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418690
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7:30-9:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418662
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 5:30-7:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418696
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVocal Jazz Ensemble—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$110—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. This small ensemble of voices of men and women 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418895
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 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 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418690
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers—2019-01-14 through 2019-05-01$99—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 5:30-7 pm, 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418710
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7:30-9:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418662
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 5:30-7:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418696
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVocal Jazz Ensemble—2019-01-14 through 2019-04-29$110—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. This small ensemble of voices of men and women 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418895
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMusic Appreciation—2019-01-15 through 2019-05-02$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 11:20 am-12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. We will 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 hearts through the ages. 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324418424
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band—2019-01-15 through 2019-04-30$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. 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 will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will 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 brumbaughpat@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =324417912
Guitar 101—2019-02-04 through 2019-02-11$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will 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.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844783
Beginning Ukulele—2019-02-04 through 2019-02-11$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 will 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.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844884
Continuing Ukulele—2019-02-18 through 2019-02-25$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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844907
Basic Music Reading for Ukulele and Guitar —2019-03-04 through 2019-03-11$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 102. Whether you are new to an instrument like the Ukulele, or would like a music reading refresher, this course will help you broaden your musical experience. Learn how music works as you review music theory. Gain understanding of basic components of music commonly found on the staff. Translate the music from the sheet to notes to sing or on the instrument (we will use the Ukulele for our instrument in class). Learn about chords, musical keys, scales, and modes. Some instruments will be on hand; bring a Ukulele if you have one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328844939
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