Black Hawk College Opportunity

Hello graduating seniors and interested juniors (underclassmen should read this too!)

Dr. Crockett came into our band classes last week discussing the opportunities at Black Hawk college. We have a truly amazing asset in our own back yard. They offer a Music Achievement Award which is detailed below. If you’re at all interested, please contact Dr. Crockett (contact information is at the bottom of his announcement)



Dear Band Musician,


Thank you for expressing interest in music at Black Hawk College!

We would be honored to have you join us as you continue your education.

As mentioned earlier, we have a full range of music courses at BHC.


These courses include:


Symphonic Band

Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Bands

Concert Chorale

Chamber Singers

Community Choir

Music Fundamentals

Music Theory (I-IV)

Class Piano (I-IV)

Electronic Music (I-II)

Music Appreciation

Music Literature

Private Lessons (voice and all instruments)




We offer associate degrees which prepare students for transfer programs in Music Education, Music Business, Music Therapy, Music Theory/Composition and Music Performance. We also offer a one year certificate: Music Industry Certificate Program (MICP.) Our graduates do very well in transfer and have found gainful employment in music.


We are writing to inivite you to audition for a Music Achievement Award at BHC.

As mentioned earler, you do not have to major in music to qualify for a Music Achievement Award.


We are holding auditions on Tuesday, July 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for graduating and upcoming high school seniors.

To reserve an audition time, please email our area head, Mr. Jon Palomaki, at to request a Music Achievement Award Application form. 


You should prepare 6-8 minutes of music of your choice. We prefer to hear a number of contrasting styles that demonstrate your technical and musical skills. We may also ask you to sight read and play scales as well.


Please contact me or Mr. Palomaki if you have any questions or you need to schedule your audition on another date.

Once again, we would be honored to have you join us.




C. Edgar Crockett, Ph.D.
Professor of Music
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Jon Palomaki, Area Head

Professor of Music
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265