Music is everywhere at Jamestown Community College. It comes from student and faculty ensembles and soloists as well as guest musicians from the surrounding region and beyond. It’s in the work of our highly accomplished music faculty and in the musicals produced by our theater company. And at the heart of it all is JCC’s music department.
Every semester, the various ensembles, choirs, and music groups at JCC put on several concerts and recitals for both the college and the general public. Not a music major? Not a problem. All of our ensembles are open to the entire student body, regardless of major, and none of them require an audition. Both full- and part-time students are welcome and you can receive college credit for taking part. Students are welcome to join the college chorus, concert band, jazz ensemble, vocal jazz, and rock ensembles. Want to know when you can see a particular group in action? View a full listing of their upcoming performances. 
The music program is about more than great performances. At JCC, you'll have access to state-of-the-art studios and multi-track recording, editing, and mixing equipment. All of our students work with music technicians to produce pro-level recordings using industry-standard tools like Pro Tools, Finale, and Garage Band. Our most recent upgrades include new Mac Pro computers, automated controllers, and specialty mics.
JCC music students receive comprehensive music training, learning everything from theory and aural skills to music history. The program includes a strong core component of mathematics/science, social sciences, and humanities. In short, you'll gain the foundational skills necessary to excel as you continue your studies or embark on a career.
The JCC music program is designed to serve a variety of student needs, whether you're interested in pursuing a career in music after you graduate from JCC, or you're looking to transfer on to a four-year institution. We also welcome students from other degree programs. Students from a variety of backgrounds—including communications, multimedia, theatre, education, arts management, sound recording, audio engineering, and therapy—have found music courses to be extremely helpful in their primary fields of study.