AREAS OF Study

Instrumental Music

The Associate of Arts in Music with a concentration in instrumental performance is for students who want to become skilled performers and to prepare them for transfer to another institution to complete a Bachelors Degree. Students receive one-on-one applied instruction with our outstanding music faculty and aim for the highest performance goals and professionalism.  Students are required to perform in our large ensembles (band and orchestra) as well as a variety of small chamber ensembles: jazz band, jazz combos, and brass, woodwind, saxophone ensembles and percussion ensemble.  These ensembles are mentored by faculty and include multiple performance opportunities in the community.

Area Contact

Zach Paris
Zach.Paris@nwc.edu
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Bands/Instrumental Music
(307) 754-6427

The Music Technology A.A.S. program offers students the foundations they need to obtain an entry-level job in audio production. Music Technology majors have access to a state-of-the-art recording studio with a host of professional microphones and out-board gear. Northwest College is an Avid Learning Partner providing Pro Tools 100 and 200 level certification courses.

Area Contact

Rob Rumbolz
Rob.Rumbolz@nwc.edu
Associate Professor of Music
(307) 754-6426

Music Technology

Vocal Music

The Vocal Music program at Northwest College is a vital and growing program with offerings in both classical and popular music. NWC’s Vocal Music Program is a unique program dedicated to preparing students for a future in music. Our world-class faculty foster student growth through inspirational teaching and specialized course offerings. Whether a student is a vocal music major or just participating in one of our ensembles or classes, we guarantee students will get an unparalleled experience that will prepare them for their future musical lives. Vocal Ensembles at NWC are nationally recognized as premier groups and regularly travel throughout the United States to perform at festivals and conferences. Vocal ensembles on campus include Collegiate Chorale, Vocal Jazz I, Vocal Jazz II, Chamber Choir, or Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Additional courses in vocal music include Studio Singing Class, Songwriting, Composition/Arranging, and private lessons in both Classical Voice and Jazz Voice.

Area Contact

Eric Hagmann
Eric.Hagmann@nwc.edu
Instructor of Vocal Music
(307) 754-6475