The music department offers university-parallel courses leading to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degrees with the following majors: performance, music education, church music, music therapy, or music industry. Students must select an emphasis of guitar, piano, vocal music or instrumental music. Music courses are designed to parallel courses in the music areas of the freshman and sophomore years of any senior college or university and fully prepare students to enter their junior year of study.
Music majors are required to enroll in MUS 1911, MUS 1921, MUS 2911, and MUS 2921, participate in a performance ensemble, study piano (class or applied) and take lessons in their major applied area every semester in attendance at JC. Instrumental and Vocal Education majors must take piano as their minor applied music. Piano majors may take either voice or an instrument as the minor applied, but voice is recommended. Non-music majors are provided the opportunity to pursue an interest in music through individual and group performances, music courses, and private instruction (see laboratory fees); however, students seeking admission to performing groups (Band, Choir, JC Voices, Jones on Stage, Musical Theater, etc) must audition for membership. Performing groups are open to non-music majors as well as to music majors; service scholarships are available for qualified participants in all performing ensembles. Auditions are held throughout the year. Practice room facilities are provided for those enrolled in applied music courses. All students enrolled in applied lessons are required to maintain daily practice periods.
Music majors enrolled in applied lessons must perform a jury for all applied faculty. Students who do not perform a jury will receive the grade of “I” or “F.” The student may perform a sophomore recital in lieu of the jury requirement for one semester.
The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. Academic programs offered at Jones College are designed to meet the educational needs and advancement of students who plan to transfer course credit to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree. As part of each academic program, students will take courses to meet the Jones College’s general education core requirements and electives as determined by the student and his/her faculty advisor. All academic programs are designed to lead to an Associate of Arts degree.
To streamline the transfer of credit from Jones College to any university in the State of Mississippi, Jones College participates in the articulation agreement between the Mississippi Community College Board and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. For the purpose of ensuring transfer-ability within Mississippi, the Mississippi Articulation Transfer Tool (MATT) shall be used to advise and guide students in choosing the best courses to take as part of the requirements to graduate from Jones College with an Associate of Arts degree.
If there are questions, current students should contact their faculty adviser and potential students should contact Enrollment Services .