Students can pursue either an AA degree focusing in music or take elective music lessons without pursuing a music-related degree.

Careers in Music:

    Music Business
    Church Music
    Recording Industry
    Music Therapy
    Music Law
    Music Libraries
    Music Journalism


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Why Study Music at NEO?

Music studies at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College offers students the opportunity to receive individual instruction in all major performance areas and to be involved in a variety of ensembles. Music students at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College are provided numerous performance opportunities, many of which would be offered only to third and fourth-year students at larger four-year institutions. Our faculty is dedicated to each student’s individual progress and success. Small class sizes ensure more individualized attention to meet that goal.

Are Scholarships Available?

Students surrounding a Piano
Scholarships can cover partial to full tuition expenses. Those interested in applying for music scholarships should contact the music department faculty to arrange an audition. Students applying for vocal scholarships should be prepared to sing two selections of contrasting styles. Instrumental students should also be prepared to perform two selections of contrasting styles and be prepared to play scales. Musical selections should be of the type prepared for District or State Contests. In the case of vocal auditions, one selection may be from a Broadway musical.

Performance Opportunities at NEO

Student playing brass instrument
The music program at NEO has several performance ensembles available Students may participate in more than one ensemble. Instrumental ensembles include the Norwegian Legion, Marching Band, Concert Band, Norse Sound, and smaller ensembles. Vocal ensembles are the NEO Concert Choir and the NEO Meistersingers. Norse Silk flag team and Winter Guard are also performance options within the program.

Where Can Music Students Transfer?

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Graduates of this two-year program transfer successfully to four-year colleges and universities of their choice to complete their course of study. Many of our
students receive partial to full scholarships from the transfer institutions.