Music at Central Community College is open to students of all majors wishing to continue their passion for music beyond high school. Available Opportunities include band, choir, private lessons, and other music classes, and the ability to transfer credit toward most degrees. Our music major academic transfer program provides an inexpensive alternative to a four-year institution, increasing one-on-one instruction without sacrificing quality. Generous scholarships are available in music regardless of major.
CCC’s newest ensemble, Hilltop Winds, is open by audition to instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, and percussion). The ensemble plays an eclectic mix of pieces well-suited for a smaller group.
The CCC Concert Band is designed to bring the campus and community together in a communal musical effort. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings. Membership primarily is made up of people from throughout the Columbus area, but also includes CCC students. There are two on-campus performances each semester. Previous band experience is required.
College Chorus is a large mixed choir. Rehearsing twice each week, the Chorus performs a wide variety of repertoire from all styles of music. Two performances are scheduled each semester. The Chorus is open to all students, and no formal audition is required.
Spectrum is a small select ensemble that focuses on music from all stylistic periods not generally suited for the larger choral ensemble. The group rehearses three times a week. Spectrum has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and will perform in Syros, Greece, in July 2015. Auditions are required.
Scholarships are available to all students regardless of major. The audition process is simple and can be done in person or via video. We know just the thought of auditions can be stressful, so our approach is centered around getting to know the student and setting them up for success. We are here to help and want students continue their passion for music in college.
Please see the scholarship page for details.
Offered as part of our Academic Transfer program, the Music program provides all of the course work music majors need to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in performance, education, theory/composition or music therapy. For those interested in teaching, the program also provides special music courses required for to become an elementary school teacher.
Included are courses in music theory, applied music (private lessons), music methods, piano, large and small ensembles, public school music, and ear training and sight reading.
Anthony Burnham is a Nebraska native, growing up in Bellevue and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (Euphonium) and a Master’s Degree is Music Composition from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Anthony has previously taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and Midland University in Fremont, as well as in the Lincoln Public Schools system. He actively composes and arranges music for bands across the United States, judges marching band contests, and has performed with many groups, including the Lincoln Civic Orchestra and the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Anthony is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) as a composer and publisher.
Jeffrey Kitson received B.M. and M.M. degrees in music theory and composition from Michigan State University with a secondary emphasis in choral conducting. While attending MSU, Mr. Kitson sang in the University Chorale, State Singers, and Chamber Choir. While on an opera scholarship, he performed numerous roles with MSU Opera Theatre including the Judge in Trial by Jury, and Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Before coming to Nebraska, he taught at the Flint Institute of Music in his hometown of Flint, MI. In 2008-2009 he was named the Columbus Campus Faculty Member of the Year.
We encourage students to visit campus to experience our college community for themselves because you can only learn so much through a website. We’re confident that by visiting our campus, you will fall in love with all we have to offer.
You can pursue your passion for music in a setting that focuses on students as individuals. Our faculty will work with you personally to prepare you to either complete your bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university, stay active in something you love, or find a new and possibly lifelong avocation.
If you have any questions about the program and the opportunities it provides to students, please feel free to contact us at any time. We would love to hear from you!
|Academic Transfercourse descriptions|
At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for an associate of arts or an associate of science degree costs:
Nebraska residents - $6,000
Non-residents - $8,640
These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.
2017-18 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit)
Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100 Non Resident $132 $12 $144
Finish in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters
The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.
Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.
Students in the Music program typically transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree before entering the workforce. Check out Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook in music.