North Lake’s Applied Music classes offer the opportunity to study an instrument directly with top-notch musicians, as well numerous opportunities for recital performance. We prepare transfer-track Music majors for entrance auditions to four-year programs, scholarship auditions and competitions. The final exam is a graded performance for a jury that includes the student's Applied Music instructor and the full-time music faculty.
North Lake offers two levels of Applied Music instruction. Students who are enrolled in a one-credit-hour performance ensemble at North Lake can qualify to enroll in a 30-minute weekly private lesson for an additional credit hour. Students who are enrolled in a performance ensemble and a three-credit-hour music theory course at North Lake can qualify to enroll in a 60-minute weekly private lesson for two additional credit hours. For students who wish to transfer to a four-year program, a minimum of eight credit hours of applied instruction in the student’s major instrument or voice is required.
If a student fails to maintain enrollment in mandatory co-requisite courses during the semester, he/she will be required to drop the applied lesson course as well.
Applied Music courses are repeatable for additional credit.
How To Enroll
To enroll in an Applied Music course at North Lake, you must first meet with Jim Eger and get a signed eligibility form. Enrollment is restricted, and registration is not available through eConnect or Academic Advising.