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Music Scholarships

CCC’s ensembles are well-known around Nebraska for musical excellence, and our graduates are have successfully gone on to play and sing in the best four-year college ensembles around the state. Our goal is to always perform at the highest level and to foster great friendships throughout our membership.
  • Scholarship and Ensemble Audition Application

    First & Last Name:
    Email:
    Phone:
    Street Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip:
    Year of High School Graduation:
    Voice Type:
    Instrument:
    Intended Major at CCC:
    Audition Type:  
                  
    Youtube Link (if chosen above):  

    Audition Expectations:

    Vocal Music Audition

    - Sing the first verse of “My Country Tis of Thee” in a comfortable range

    (sopranos and tenors usually start on A or F, Basses and Altos on D)

    - Tell a joke

    Instrumental Music Audition

    -Play something you’re already working on that shows us what you can do!

    - It can be Concert/Pep Band Music, your District Music Contest Solo, or whatever puts your best foot forward

          

  • About the Ensembles

    • Audition Information

      All students must audition and be formally accepted prior to enrollment..

      Enrollment

      Students selected for Spectrum must enroll for Small Ensemble-Vocal (MUSC 1620, CC100) and College Chorus (MUSC 1410, CC100).  If you need help enrolling, contact Jeff Kitson.

      Rehearsals

      Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 to 11:50 in room 717, Fine Arts Center.

      Performances and Repertoire

      Spectrum performs in and around the Columbus community each semester, in addition to participating in the two mainstage concerts with the College Chorus. Spectrum’s repertoire focuses on songs better suited to a smaller ensemble.

      Travel Opportunities

      Spectrum performs in Lincoln nearly annually. We’ve also performed in Omaha and around the state. Every few years is a major travel year (New York, etc.). This is decided based on opportunity, talent, and interest level.

      Questions

      If you have specific questions, please contact Jeff Kitson at 402-562-1270 or email him at jkitson@cccneb.edu.

    • Audition Information

      All students must audition and be formally accepted prior to enrollment..

      Enrollment

      Students selected for Hilltop Winds  must enroll for Small Ensemble-Instrumental (MUSC 1630, CC100) and Concert Band (MUSC 1420, CC100).  If you need help enrolling, contact your advisor or Micah Crochet.

      Rehearsals

      Tuesday and Thursday  from 12:30 to 1:45 in room 717, Fine Arts Center.

      Instrument Rental

      CCC has a limited stock of band instruments. If you’d like to play, but need an instrument, we may be able to help you. Contact Micah Crochet for more details.

      Performances and Repertoire

      The Hilltop Winds  perform in and around the Columbus community each semester, in addition to participating in the two mainstage concerts with the Concert Band. The ensemble plays an eclectic mix of pieces well-suited for a smaller group.

      Travel Opportunities

      Intercollegiate Honor Band, etc………….

      Questions

      If you have specific questions, please contact Micah Crochet at 402-562-1294 or email him at micahcrochet@cccneb.edu.

    • Concert Band and The College Choir are open to all students without a formal audition, however there will be a brief assessment of your skills at or before the first rehearsal. Band students must be able to read music and play a concert band instrument (pianists are welcome to play keyboard percussion). Choir students must be able to match pitch in all three vocal registers (high, middle, and low) and demonstrate a few simple musical exercises.