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NCCC Chamber Choir at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, 2012

Class Offerings

Music Appreciation and Music in America

Music appreciation classes give a broad overview of the elements of music, the history of music, and the major composers. These classes satisfy a requirement in the humanities area.

Music In the Elementary Classroom

This class is offered for students who are majoring in elementary education or music education. Methods of teaching songs and music concepts to children are presented and practiced. This class is also popular with people who are interested in teaching music to children in church choirs.

Applied Music: Voice and piano

Private instruction in voice and piano

Performance Groups

Concert Choir: The Concert Choir rehearses in conjunction with the St. Cecilia Community Choir on Monday nights each semester and performs secular and sacred music from various time periods, folk songs, spirituals, and contemporary favorites. Open to all students without audition. 

Chamber Choir:  This group rehearse 3-4 times per week and perform literature suitable for vocal chamber groups.  Open to all students by audition.

Scholarship Information

Music scholarships are available for qualified students. These scholarships cover up to 17 hours of tuition and participation in the Book Loan program. Completion of 12 hours per semester with a 2.0 grade point average, satisfactory participation in specified ensembles, and participation in various recruiting activities are required to maintain a scholarship. Auditions are required. For more information concerning audition requirements and dates, contact David Smith by phone or e-mail.

Instructor--David Smith, NCTM - Music, ext. 515 -

A native Kansan, David Smith holds Associate of General Studies and Associate of Arts degrees from Cowley County Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in music from Southwest Baptist University, a Master of Science degree in community college teaching from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Church Music degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and doctoral work in music education at the University of Kansas.  He holds Level I certification in Orff-Schulwerk.  He is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in Voice through the Music Teachers National Association.  He is also a Certified Instructor in the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Program.  

He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Kansas Choral Directors Association, College Music Society, National Association for Music Education (MENC), Music Teachers National Association, Kansas Music Teachers Association, the National Association of Scholars, and the Community College Humanities Association.  He received the NISOD Excellence Award for Teaching from NCCC in 2006.  He taught previously at Highland Community College in Highland, KS; the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS; and at Central Community College in Columbus, NE.

Photo Galleries

Spring 2009 Concert with CHS Select Ensemble