Credit Course Schedules

Music - Spring 2020

Historical Survey- Rock & Roll — 3435
MUS 1530 – 3 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will study the roots and development of Rock/Soul/Pop music from its earliest manifestations to the current state of pop music. Through readings, lectures, listening to musical examples, and video footage, they will experience the birth and development of this genre of musical expression, which has been the dominant musical form in the U.S. since the 1950s. No requisites. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue, Thu 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Music Theory II — 3474
MUS 1580 – 3 credits
Neil Flory

In this continuation of Music Theory I, students gain further mastery of the structure of music through written work in more complex chordal structure, compositional techniques, and aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 1570. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 148
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Applied Mus-Private Lessons I — 3440
MUS 1610 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Applied Mus-Private Lessons II — 3441
MUS 1620 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Beginning Voice — 3446
MUS 1630 – 3 credits
Michael F. Kelly

Singers of all levels of experience from the beginner on can take this course. Students will improve their vocal performance for singing or speaking by dealing with written and class exercises. Vocal production, vocal pedagogy, artistic interpretation of song, working with accompanists, stage usage, acoustics, and the use of sound equipment will be considered. Recommended for those interested in performing arts, communications, education, public speaking, and related areas. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Beginning Piano — 3447
MUS 1670 – 3 credits

Offers group instruction in piano for the beginner. Through work at the keyboard and written work in music theory, students gain improved ability to perform at the piano or other keyboard instruments. Recommended for those interested in careers in therapy, recreation, education, music performance, music education, and other related fields. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Beginning Guitar — 3448
MUS 1680 – 3 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Offers group instruction in guitar for the beginner. Through work on the instrument and written work in music theory, students gain improved ability to perform on the guitar. Recommended for those interested in careers in therapy, recreation, education, music performance, music education and other related fields. No requisites. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Piano II — 3449
MUS 1690 – 3 credits
Neil Flory

Students will receive further study in class piano. Aspects of keyboard technique, sight reading, improvisation, artistry, and repertoire will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MUS 1670. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Guitar II — 3450
MUS 1700 – 3 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will receive further study in class guitar. Aspects of guitar technique, sight reading, improvisation, artistry, and repertoire will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MUS 1680. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Music and Digital Studio — 3454
MUS 1730 – 3 credits
Matthew J. Estep

Appropriate for students with a personal or career interest in this area. No prior music or studio knowledge is required. Through course-work and experience in the college's digital studio, students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the new music technology including music software, music sequencing, sound sampling, synthesizers, effects, drum machines, and other related equipment. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetics and style in the music produced. Additional studio hours are required. Recommended for those pursuing education, communications, Internet production with regard to audio, multimedia, education, performing arts, or music related fields. No requisites. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Music Ensembles: Chorus I — 3455
MUS 1750 – 2 credits
Julie M. Costantini

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensembles: Chorus II — 3457
MUS 1760 – 2 credits
Julie M. Costantini

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1750. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensembles: Rock I — 3461
MUS 1850 – 2 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 17 – May 14 Fri TBD
Music Ensembles: Rock II — 3463
MUS 1860 – 2 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1850. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 17 – May 14 Fri TBD
Music Ensem: Concert Band I — 3470
MUS 1870 – 2 credits
Christopher G. Wakefield

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensem: Concert Band II — 3471
MUS 1880 – 2 credits
Christopher G. Wakefield

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1870. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Aural Skills II — 3475
MUS 1940 – 2 credits
Neil Flory

Provides further study in concepts emphasized in MUS 1930. Students will have access to computer-assisted practice sessions in the theory studio. Strongly recommended for students wishing to improve their musical abilities. Prerequisite: MUS 1930. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 148
Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Music Theory IV — 3476
MUS 2580 – 3 credits
Neil Flory

Further consideration of form and analysis, composition, and arranging will be offered in this continuation of Music Theory III. Aspects of Twentieth Century composition will be considered. Prerequisite: MUS 2570. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Applied Mus-Private Lesson-III — 3442
MUS 2610 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Applied Mus-Private Lessons IV — 3443
MUS 2620 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Applied Mus-Private Lessons V — 3444
MUS 2630 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Applied Mus-Private Lessons VI — 3445
MUS 2640 – 1 credit

Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 TBD
Music Ensembles: Chorus III — 3458
MUS 2750 – 2 credits
Julie M. Costantini

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1760. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensembles: Chorus IV — 3459
MUS 2760 – 2 credits
Julie M. Costantini

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 2750. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensembles: Rock III — 3465
MUS 2850 – 2 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1860. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Fri TBD
Music Ensembles: Rock IV — 3469
MUS 2860 – 2 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 2850. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 17 – May 14 Fri TBD
Music Ensem: Concert Band III — 3472
MUS 2870 – 2 credits
Christopher G. Wakefield

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1880.J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Music Ensem: Concert Band IV — 3473
MUS 2880 – 2 credits
Christopher G. Wakefield

Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 2870. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue 5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Digital/Audio Studio — 3452
MUS 2890 – 3 credits
Matthew J. Estep

Students will have the opportunity to work in the audio and digital studios. Students will design a project or series of projects encompassing the two facilities. Class participation is required. Further instruction in audio and digital studio techniques, recording, and sound reinforcement will be presented. Prerequisite: MUS 1710 or MUS 1730. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Aural Skills IV — 3477
MUS 2940 – 2 credits
Neil Flory

Advanced tonal and atonal dictation and sight singing will be studied in this continuation of MUS 2930. Prerequisite: MUS 2930. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Band Instrument Maint/Repair — 3478
MUS 7003 – 1 credit
Darwin B. Eckstrom

Students will concentrate on assessing the playing condition of band instruments. Students will perform adjustments and repairs to brasswind and woodwind instruments. Percussion instruments will also be considered. No prerequisites. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Feb 21 – May 8 Fri 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Music Composition — 3432
MUS 7512 – 2 credits
Neil Flory

Students will receive guided instruction in the application and synthesis of compositional techniques toward the creation of effective original works of concern music. Students will create several such works during the term, and through these efforts will gain a familiarity with the creative process in music. Students will also gain a working knowledge of 20th-century and contemporary musical literature and composers. The course incorporates experiences with music notation software and with composing music for soloists and small ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS 1570 or MUS 1930. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Feb 10 – May 1 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am