Facebook pixel

Music (Fine Arts: Music) (A.S.)

Study music at JCC

Use music to develop yourself and inspire those around you. With a Music (A.S.) degree from Jamestown Community College, you can apply what you learn to numerous career fields, whether you choose to transfer and continue your studies or pursue a career after finishing your associate’s degree.

Musicians, sound technicians, film producers, theatre managers, teachers, therapists, arts administrators, and others benefit from a music degree grounded in strong core subjects. JCC’s program includes essential music skills courses, electives, and ensembles, as well as courses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics and sciences for a well-balanced education that you can apply to many different types of jobs.

The A.S. degree prepares you for transfer into a bachelor’s program in music or music-related fields. You can also enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

Participate in music at JCC, regardless of major

Students are encouraged to participate in music at JCC. You can be in any major or undeclared, and attend JCC full-time, part-time, or for a single course. All are welcome to become students in our studios, join a music group, and get involved in JCC’s music scene. JCC offers voice and instrumental lessons, performing ensembles, music technology and digital recording, theatre productions, music history and theory, and more.

Printer-friendly version
Studios & Spaces

Studios & Spaces

  • Mac computer lab: digital editing and mixing software
  • Recording studio: create, edit, mix and master professional quality recordings from start to finish
  • Digital piano lab: learn and practice piano
  • See more images of our facilities

Ensembles

Ensembles

JCC offers ensembles that perform on and off campus.

  • College Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Rock Ensembles
  • Solo performance and other small ensemble opportunities

Concerts & Events

Concerts & Events

JCC hosts concerts, guest musicians, and other events every semester.

Related Majors

Related Majors

Career opportunities in music

JCC’s A.S. in Music degree can be the basis of many careers. It can also be completed with the certificate in Digital Audio Production to further develop your skills. Information is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numbers are nationwide.

  • Musicians, singers, and professional performers: median hourly wage: $26.96 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 6%
  • Music directors and composers: median annual pay: $50,590 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 6%
  • Producers and directors (for film, TV, theater, etc.): median annual pay: $71,620 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 12%
  • Broadcast and sound engineering technicians: median annual pay: $42,650 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 8%
  • College instructors: median annual pay: $76,000 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 15%
  • High school teachers: median annual pay: $59,170 | 2016-26 projected employment growth: 8%

We have many music opportunities in the local community, including:

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 1570: Music Theory I

3 Arts

MUS 1930: Aural Skills I

2

MUS 1610: Applied Music: Private Lessons I

1

Music Ensemble

Chorus: MUS 1750 or MUS 1760 or MUS 2750 or MUS 2760

Jazz: MUS 1830 or MUS 1840 or MUS 2830 or MUS 2840

Rock: MUS 1850 or MUS 1860 or MUS 2850 or MUS 2860

Concert Band: MUS 1870 or MUS 1880 or MUS 2870 or MUS 2880

Music Ensemble: MUS 1720 or MUS 1740 or MUS 2720 or MUS 2740

2

MUS 1670: Beginning Piano

3 Arts

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

MUS 1730: Music and Digital Studio or

CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound or

CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science

3

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Seek out academic support/tutoring as needed.
  • Begin to investigate prospective career paths and transfer institutions.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 1580: Music Theory II

3

MUS 1940: Aural Skills II

2

MUS 1620: Applied Music: Private Lessons II

1

Music Ensemble

Chorus: MUS 1750 or MUS 1760 or MUS 2750 or MUS 2760

Jazz: MUS 1830 or MUS 1840 or MUS 2830 or MUS 2840

Rock: MUS 1850 or MUS 1860 or MUS 2850 or MUS 2860

Concert Band: MUS 1870 or MUS 1880 or MUS 2870 or MUS 2880

Music Ensemble: MUS 1720 or MUS 1740 or MUS 2720 or MUS 2740

2

MUS 1690: Piano II

3

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics (or higher)

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication
  • Continue investigating career paths and transfer institutions.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 2570: Music Theory III

3

MUS 2930: Aural Skills III

2

MUS 2610: Applied Music: Private Lessons III

1

Music Ensemble

Chorus: MUS 1750 or MUS 1760 or MUS 2750 or MUS 2760

Jazz: MUS 1830 or MUS 1840 or MUS 2830 or MUS 2840

Rock: MUS 1850 or MUS 1860 or MUS 2850 or MUS 2860

Concert Band: MUS 1870 or MUS 1880 or MUS 2870 or MUS 2880

Music Ensemble: MUS 1720 or MUS 1740 or MUS 2720 or MUS 2740

2

MUS 1510: Music Appreciation

3 Arts

MUS 1630: Beginning Voice

3 Arts

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1550: Intro to Environmental Science

4 Natural Sciences Global Perspectives Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences
  • Begin preparing applications and audition repertoire for selected transfer institutions; submit applications to and audition at institutions with fall deadlines.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

MUS 2620: Applied Music: Private Lessons IV

1

Music Ensemble

Chorus: MUS 1750 or MUS 1760 or MUS 2750 or MUS 2760

Jazz: MUS 1830 or MUS 1840 or MUS 2830 or MUS 2840

Rock: MUS 1850 or MUS 1860 or MUS 2850 or MUS 2860

Concert Band: MUS 1870 or MUS 1880 or MUS 2870 or MUS 2880

Music Ensemble: MUS 1720 or MUS 1740 or MUS 2720 or MUS 2740

2

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

MUS 1680: Beginning Guitar or

MUS 1700: Guitar II or

MUS 1710: Intro to Sound Recording or

MUS 1730: Music and Digital Studio or

MUS 1890: Guitar Maintenance/Repair or

MUS 2630: Applied Music Private Lessons V or

MUS 2640: Applied Music Private Lessons VI or

MUS 2580: Music Theory IV or

MUS 2890: Digital/Audio Studio or

MUS 2940: Aural Skills IV

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1520: World History Since 1500

3 Western Civilization

Elective

1-2
  • For those planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in music, MUS 2580 and 2940 are strongly recommended.
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Submit applications and complete auditions at transfer institutions.
  • Choose a transfer institution by semester’s end.