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.

Performance Opportunities

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.

Professional-Level Equipment

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.

Comprehensive Experience

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.

A Flexible Program

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.

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Minimum program credit hours: 63

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
Social Sciences Electives

Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

6 (X-X) S (SR)
Mathematics Electives (college level)

3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.

Mathematics and Sciences Electives

Up to 3 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.

3 (X) N CMAT
Core Requirements
42 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
MUS 1510: Music Appreciation3 H
MUS 1570: Music Theory I3 ARTS H
MUS 1580: Music Theory II3 H
MUS 2570: Music Theory III3 H
MUS 1610: Applied Music-Private Lessons and MUS 1620: Applied Music-Private Lessons and MUS 2610: Applied Music-Private Lessons and MUS 2620: Applied Music-Private Lessons4
MUS 1630: Beginning Voice3 ARTS
MUS 1670: Beginning Piano3 ARTS
MUS 1690: Piano II3
MUS 1930: Aural Skills I2
MUS 1940: Aural Skills II2
MUS 2930: Aural Skills III2

Music Ensembles for 4 semesters; choose from the following:

MUS 1750: Music Ensemble: Chorus I and MUS 1760: Music Ensemble: Chorus II and MUS 2750: Music Ensemble: Chorus III and MUS 2760: Music Ensemble: Chorus IV8
MUS 1830: Music Ensemble: Jazz I and MUS 1840: Music Ensemble: Jazz II and MUS 2830: Music Ensemble: Jazz III and MUS 2840: Music Ensemble: Jazz IV8
MUS 1850: Music Ensemble: Rock I and MUS 1860: Music Ensemble: Rock II and MUS 2850: Music Ensemble: Rock III and MUS 2860: Music Ensemble: Rock IV8
MUS 1870: Music Ensemble: Concert Band I and MUS 1880: Music Ensemble: Concert Band II and MUS 2870: Music Ensemble: Concert Band III and MUS 2880: Music Ensemble: Concert Band IV8
MUS 1590: American Music: Classical/Popular3
MUS 1680: Beginning Guitar3
MUS 1700: Guitar II3
MUS 1710: Audio Recording3
MUS 1730: Music and the Digital Studio3
MUS 1890: Guitar Maintenance/Repair1
MUS 2580: Music Theory IV3
MUS 2630: Applied Music-Private Lessons1
MUS 2640: Applied Music-Private Lessons1
MUS 2890: Digital/Audio Studio Seminar3
MUS 2940: Aural Skills IV2
3 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
Important Points
  • Although the JCC program is endorsed by specific four-year colleges, schools of music will audition all entering freshman and transfer students from any other school in the following areas: solo performance, aural skills, written theory, and, often, piano skills. JCC students should consult with their advisor and prospective transfer school(s) to ensure that they are covering these important areas as required.
  • Students should consult with their advisor in their choice of additional music electives to better prepare for transfer or employment.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of a least one element of music production.
  2. Demonstrate proper technique in personal musical performance.
  3. Demonstrate proper technique in ensemble musical performance.
  4. Demonstrate aesthetic understanding: the ability to understand and appreciate aesthetic forms of expression in music.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

View agreements which specify that students earn the A.S. Fine Arts: Music degree (or in some cases a specified alternative degree):
Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaMercyhurst University
SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo State)SUNY Empire State College

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Dr. Neil Flory, Coordinator of Music
Dr. Neil FloryCoordinator of Music SHEL, Jamestown Campus716.338.1168Contact | Full Profile ▸