Applied Music Courses at North Lake

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 E​nroll

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.