Northeast Alabama Community College's music department, located in the Beck Health and Fine Arts building, offers a full range of courses in fundamentals, musicianship, theory, appreciation, as well as classes in piano, voice and guitar. Private lessons are available on most instruments, including voice.
The Department also offers a wide range of performing ensembles which are both an integral part of every musician's education and an opportunity for adults from the community to participate in the performance of great masterworks. Instrumental performing ensembles at Northeast include the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Mustang Stage Band and Chamber Winds (all auditioned). Vocal performing ensembles include the Chorus (auditioned mixed voices) and Encore! (auditioned show choir).
NACC Performing Ensemble Scholarships
Performing Ensemble Scholarships are available to any NACC student, not just Music Majors!
Each FULL TUITION scholarship covers one year, and is renewable for one additional year
2021-2022 Music Ensemble Scholarship Auditions
Auditions will be held via video submission this year. All audition videos will be submitted as a part of the NACC Scholarship Application.
You may be contacted for a follow up virtual interview.
Please start your video by stating your full name and what ensemble you are auditioning for (Band, Chorus, Encore etc.).
Auditions should be filmed using the highest quality audio and video recording equipment possible. Cell phone videos are fine.
The video should be no longer than 5 minutes and filmed in one take (no editing or stopping mid-recording.)
In your video, make sure to include the following information:
The high school you attend, and your proposed college major.
What are your career goals and how will this scholarship help you prepare for those goals?
Please include your full name in the file name of your video.
Vocal Ensemble Requirements
Perform a memorized solo in any style, no longer than 2 minutes, that shows off your singing abilities at their best. It should be with an instrumental accompaniment track (no other voices), or with a live instrument.
Sing one verse of the National Anthem without accompaniment, in a range that is comfortable for you.
Instrumental Ensemble Requirements
Please submit two major scales (preferable 2 octaves) and one prepared piece
On snare drum, please demonstrate 3 rudiments: paradiddle- slow,fast,slow, and 2 others of your choosing, along with a prepared etude.
Mallet- 3 scales of your choice and a prepared piece.
String Instruments & Piano- two pieces in contrasting styles (Classical, Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Hymn, etc.)
The department's facilities include:
A piano lab, which is open five days a week. It contains 12 Yamaha Clavinovas, each equipped with headphones for private practicing.
A Music Theory lab which contains several computer stations. Each computer is equipped with Auralia (ear training software), Band In A Box (accompaniment software) and Sibelius (notation/composition software).
There is also an extensive library of CDs, DVDs, and video cassettes (along with listening/viewing facilities) and music reference books.
A 340 seat auditorium with stage, featuring a 5.8 foot Yamaha concert grand piano.
Practice rooms for individual vocal and instrumental practice.
Fully equipped Band and Choral rehearsal rooms.
Full tuition scholarships are available by audition for individuals participating in a performing ensemble. Further information related to curriculum and participation in performing ensembles may be obtained by calling the Music Department at 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418, extensions 2215 and 2307.
Division Chair: Joan Reeves
Office: EN 107
Phone: Ext. 2347