Catalog 2011-2012


Musical Organizations

The performing groups associated with NCTC’s Music Department provide exciting learning opportunities for students as well as cultural enrichment for the North Central Texas area. Ensembles include the NCTC Singers, the NCTC Jazz Band, and the NCTC Wind Ensemble. All ensembles are open to both music and non- music majors, and most students receive scholarship assistance.

The NCTC Singers are an auditioned choir that performs both on and off campus. The group has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Trinity Church in Boston, and the Cathedral in St. Louis. The College Singers are offered both on the Gainesville campus and the Corinth Campus. The Singers keep an active schedule in Cooke and Denton counties, singing for churches, schools and civic organizations. Admission is by audition only.

The NCTC Jazz Band has received rave reviews and performs a varied repertoire (including big band swing, dixieland and contemporary jazz) during concerts and special appearances throughout the North Texas region.

The NCTC Jazz Combo is the newest musical performance group at the College. Composed of selected members of the larger Jazz Band, this great band provides entertainment at a wide variety of venues, playing mostly up-tempo pieces and affording members an excellent opportunity to showcase their improvisational skills and musicianship.

The NCTC Wind Ensemble focuses on traditional wind band music of the Renaissance through 20th Century, performing works by such composers as Gabrieli, Bach, Bizet and other important composers.